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Old 04-11-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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How do you install Libevent?

Hi all,

Im a student trying to get honeyd 1.5a installed on a linux red hat enterprise edition and im having a few problem all ready

Could someone lend a helping hand, i was trying to install honeyd 0.5 on windows but ran into a few problems and was told to try and use honeyd on linux! so here i am!

Im new to linux and not sure of the commands used to install files of apps.

I know i need to install Libevent, libdnet and libpcap.

I have downloaded them but dont know how to install them.

What commands do i use and how?

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Old 04-11-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Did you download the source tarballs or precompiled binaries?

tarballs usually end with tar.gz or tar.bz2
bianries usually end with .rpm (for redhat and fedora), .deb (for debian or debian based linuxes), or .tgz (for slackware and some slaackware based distros)

another important piece of information we need to help you is what Distribution of linux you're using (like SuSE, Mandriva, Slackware, Debian, et cetera)

If you have the source code, untar the file ( tar xjvf [filename].tar.bz2 OR tar xzvf [filename].tar.gz ) and look in the decompressed folder for a file called README or INSTALL. Those are text files that should have install instructions in them.

if you use rpm for the package manager try "man rpm" for detailed information on installing rpms

if you have a Debian based system and .deb packages try "man dpkg" for detailed instructions on installing .deb files.

If you're using slackware, and have .tgz binaries, try "man pkgtool" for instructions on using slackwares package manager.

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