installing from source
I m anewbie to linux.I m using red linux 3.
I want to install install nemesis from source code .I have downloaded the source code and when I run ./configure it shows the error libnet package not installed.
I have installed libnet.when I run the command whwreis libnet it shows the libnet locations.I also installed rpm of libnet and when I run command rpm -q libnet it shows a positive answer.
I also tried with command ./configure --with-libnet=/usr/lib/libnet.h..etc(location of libnet files which i found from whereis libnet command) it shows the same error message .
In binary distros usually you need to install the -dev version of the dependencies. For example, if you need libnet, the package called "libnet" will contain the precompiled library that will be needed at run-time, and the "libnet-dev" or "libnet-devel" (or something similar depending on the distro) will contain the header files that you will need to compile programs that will depend on libnet at runtime.
Originally Posted by abhijit_mohanta
libnet is just an example, the same happens for the rest of similar packages.
i downloaded a libnet-devel rpm package tried to installed it.it said libnet has been alredy installed