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Old 08-02-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
littlebigman
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Question Lighter alternative to nmap?


Hello

I just wanted to install and run nmap on a Linux host to check why a remote mail server wasn't responding, and here's what Debian had to install:

Code:
# apt-get install nmap
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  fontconfig fontconfig-config fonts-droid fonts-liberation ghostscript gnuplot gnuplot-nox groff gsfonts
  hicolor-icon-theme imagemagick imagemagick-common libblas3 libblas3gf libcairo2 libcroco3 libcups2
  libcupsimage2 libdatrie1 libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21 libexiv2-12 libfontconfig1 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-common libgfortran3 libgs9 libgs9-common libice6 libijs-0.35 libilmbase6 libjasper1 libjbig0
  libjbig2dec0 liblcms1 liblcms2-2 liblensfun-data liblensfun0 liblinear-tools liblinear1 liblqr-1-0
  libmagickcore5 libmagickcore5-extra libmagickwand5 libnetpbm10 libopenexr6 libpango1.0-0 libpaper-utils
  libpaper1 libpcap0.8 libpixman-1-0 librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libsm6 libsvm-tools libthai-data libthai0
  libtiff4 libwmf0.2-7 libxaw7 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libxft2 libxmu6 libxpm4 libxrender1 libxt6 netpbm
  poppler-data psutils ttf-dejavu-core ufraw-batch x11-common
Suggested packages:
  ghostscript-cups ghostscript-x hpijs gnuplot-doc imagemagick-doc autotrace cups-bsd lpr lprng curl enscript
  ffmpeg gimp grads hp2xx html2ps libwmf-bin mplayer povray radiance sane-utils texlive-base-bin transfig
  xdg-utils cups-common exiv2 libjasper-runtime liblcms-utils liblcms2-utils liblinear-dev ttf-baekmuk
  ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp ttf-arphic-bkai00mp librsvg2-bin poppler-utils
  fonts-japanese-mincho fonts-ipafont-mincho fonts-japanese-gothic fonts-ipafont-gothic fonts-arphic-ukai
  fonts-arphic-uming fonts-unfonts-core ufraw
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fontconfig fontconfig-config fonts-droid fonts-liberation ghostscript gnuplot gnuplot-nox groff gsfonts
  hicolor-icon-theme imagemagick imagemagick-common libblas3 libblas3gf libcairo2 libcroco3 libcupsimage2
  libdatrie1 libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21 libexiv2-12 libfontconfig1 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-common libgfortran3 libgs9 libgs9-common libice6 libijs-0.35 libilmbase6 libjasper1 libjbig0
  libjbig2dec0 liblcms1 liblcms2-2 liblensfun-data liblensfun0 liblinear-tools liblinear1 liblqr-1-0
  libmagickcore5 libmagickcore5-extra libmagickwand5 libnetpbm10 libopenexr6 libpango1.0-0 libpaper-utils
  libpaper1 libpcap0.8 libpixman-1-0 librsvg2-2 librsvg2-common libsm6 libsvm-tools libthai-data libthai0
  libtiff4 libwmf0.2-7 libxaw7 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libxft2 libxmu6 libxpm4 libxrender1 libxt6 netpbm nmap
  poppler-data psutils ttf-dejavu-core ufraw-batch x11-common
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libcups2
1 upgraded, 73 newly installed, 0 to remove and 46 not upgraded.
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After this operation, 106 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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All this just to run nmap? :-/

Is there a lighter, open-source alternative (that doesn't require Java)?

Thank you.
 
Old 08-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
bonsaiviking
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This is because the nmap package depends on liblinear1, which recommends liblinear-tools, which recommends libsvm-tools, which depends on gnuplot, which has font and graphics dependencies. Try this instead:

Code:
apt-get --no-install-recommends install nmap
Note that this may not install ndiff, which is a handy tool recommended by the nmap package. You can install this separately.
 
  


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