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Bug 624295 - No libpcap-devel-static
No libpcap-devel-static
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libpcap (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-15 15:36 EDT by Nigel Horne
Modified: 2010-08-16 04:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-16 04:19:02 EDT
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Description Nigel Horne 2010-08-15 15:36:24 EDT
Description of problem:
There is no libpcap-devel-static package, so it is not possible to use mudflap to diagnose programs built using libpcap, since you should use "-static" with "-fmudflap".

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1.  rpm -qa | fgrep libpcap-devel-static
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Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2010-08-16 04:19:02 EDT
Static libraries should be included only in exceptional circumstances, please see


I don't think including a static libpcap only for debugging purposes would meet the guideline.
Comment 2 Nigel Horne 2010-08-16 04:32:32 EDT
Please would you explain to me how I can run mudflap on my program which uses libpcap?
Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2010-08-16 04:41:11 EDT
Download libpcap srpm, compile the sources and use libpcap.a as needed.
Comment 4 Nigel Horne 2010-08-16 04:45:22 EDT
Ouch :-(

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