jik:~!1044$ rpm -q libpcap
jik:~!1045$ rpm -q --provides libpcap
libpcap = 14:0.8.1-1
It should also say that it provides libpcap.so.0.
well libpcap does not follow the normal library naming scheme and does
normally only produce a static library.
We cannot be sure, that the API does not change in the "0" version.