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Hello, I need to install libpcap.so (shared object) onto the slackware distro here, unfortunately I'm unsure how to compile the libpcap code for shared object support. I would appreciate some ...
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    Smile slackware + libpcap.so


    Hello,

    I need to install libpcap.so (shared object) onto the slackware distro here, unfortunately I'm unsure how to compile the libpcap code for shared object support. I would appreciate some ideas!

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    Caoimhin

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    I wouldn't be able to explain it any better than here so take a look at that. If you have any more questions, let me know.

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    thanks,


    I've installed the libpcap files, however

    the libpcap.so file does not exist after installation only a libpcap.a file.

    I would appreciate if somebody knows how to generate this shared object file

    Regards
    Caomhin

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    Anyone?

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    Have you done a 'locate' on libpcap.so to see if it might be installed in a location other than where your applications are looking for it? What type of file is it that you installed and where can I find it?
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    I install libpcap0.9.1, if you follow the link below, the package should be listed.
    I've done a "locate libpcap.so", however no luck, but I've successfully located "libpcap.a". I'd appreciate your thoughts on this.


    http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...5&position=555

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    OK, I've installed it on my Slackware box and as you say there is no '.so.' What app is begging for it? I'll install it and see how far I get if you'd like...
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    this is the application [http://sourceforge.net/projects/como], although it's not the easiest to configure, but I gaurantee you it needs this shared object file, even before you install. I'm currently running this program on a Fedora distro without any faults as this distro includes libpcap.so file. Once this program is compiled on slackware, it complains. Appreciate the help. thanks!

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    Download the libpcap rpm for FC 4 here. Then go:

    Code:
    rpm2tgz libpcap-0.8.3-12.i386.rpm
    Install the resulting file, libpcap-0.8.3-12.i386.tgz, and you will have libpcap.so. Then complie como with success.
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