Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450029
Ettercap doesn't run in daemon mode
Last modified: 2008-06-26 04:32:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to run ettercap in daemon mode results in following error message:
BUG at [ec_ui.c:ui_register:339]
ops->input == NULL
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
run ettercap with -D option
reviewing the code reveals the following: the ui_register routine in the ec_ui.c
file requires ops.input function pointer to be provided for the interface to be
registered. On the other hand, such a function doesn't required (logically) in
the daemon run mode, and therefore doesn't included in the interface definition
in ec_daemon.c file. Hence the error message.
Build in rawhide appears to fix problem. Please test.
Thanks for the quick patch: it solved the problem. This bug can be considered to
The resolution of this problem gave me an opportunity to spot another daemon
mode related bug, filed as Bug 450923
ettercap-0.7.3-26.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
ettercap-0.7.3-26.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
ettercap-0.7.3-26.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update ettercap'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-5400
ettercap-0.7.3-26.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
ettercap-0.7.3-26.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.