Bug 14032 - Add shared version of libpcap library
Summary: Add shared version of libpcap library
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-07-15 13:45 UTC by borgia
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-26 10:58:37 UTC
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Description borgia 2000-07-15 13:45:28 UTC
libpcap is not listed, at least not in the beta page or in ptools beta one. 

I wanted to ask that a devel subpackage be created to house a static version and 
headers, leaving the main pkg with a shared version (that now it is not available). 
I volounteer to do it.

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-08-03 12:21:43 UTC
The package used is (currently) specified by source package (which in turn can
be seen with e.g. 'rpm -qi libpcap').

Here, it's tcpdump.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 2000-08-03 14:34:48 UTC
Bugzilla currently separates the components by source rpm. There has been talk
of changing over to using binary rpms which is less confusing but would also
substantially increase the amount of components to choose from which would slow
Bugzilla down in certain areas. So a re-design will be needed before this can be
switched over.

Comment 3 Andrea Borgia 2000-08-03 19:27:02 UTC
Yes, but getting back to my original question: how about making a shared version of libpcap?

Comment 4 David Lawrence 2000-08-04 19:01:31 UTC
Changing to Red Hat Linux Beta with component of tcpdump.

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2000-08-04 20:36:24 UTC
Making libpcap shared is risky because of ANK's modifications, the API is
different than
the older libpcap API. Deferred until tcpdump-3.5 is considered for inclusion.

Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-08 17:30:55 UTC
Deferred until tcpdump-3.6 is out, probably in a couple of months.

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