libpcap-1.6.1

Introduction to libpcap

libpcap provides functions for user-level packet capture, used in low-level network monitoring.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

libpcap Dependencies

Optional

BlueZ-5.21, libnl-3.2.25, libusb-1.0.19, Software distribution for the DAG, and Septel range of passive network monitoring cards.

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libpcap

Installation of libpcap

Install libpcap by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-bluetooth=no &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

If you want to disable installing the static library, use this sed:

sed -i '/INSTALL_DATA.*libpcap.a\|RANLIB.*libpcap.a/ s/^/#/' Makefile

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-bluetooth=no: Currently, libpcap-1.6.1 doesn't build with bluez-5.21.

Contents

Installed Program: pcap-config
Installed Libraries: libpcap.{a,so}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/pcap

Short Descriptions

pcap-config

provides configuration information for libpcap.

libpcap.{a,so}

are libraries used for user-level packet capture.

Last updated on 2014-07-28 16:38:30 +0000