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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:libpcap quandry ???
Date:15:01:33 25/07/2007

> I am trying to build 2007-01 on a distro (which will remain nameless) using the 2.6.20 kernel. Unfortunately, they didn't bother to update the include files as well, so wireless.h is version 14 (very old). I loaded 2.6.20 source and used the ' --with-linuxheaders=DIR ' option on ./config to get to the recent linux headers. I now have a reasonable completed compile.
> But the state of libpcap has me puzzled.

> [kismet-2007-01-R1b]# ldconfig -p |grep pcap
> (libc6) => /usr/local/lib/
> (libc6) => /usr/local/lib/

Sounds like your linker is all sorts of screwed up then, or you're using an old kismet which still packaged libpcap statically. Perhaps your distro has left static-link libpcaps around and is including them instead of shared objects.

> ? Why do I need libpcap?
> I don't see it as a loaded library during run-time (lsof -p pid).
> If I just want the .net .csv and dump files do I need it?
> But I do want the largest set of chip compatibilities.

If you don't have libpcap you won't be able to capture packets.


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