Bug 66828 - libpcap error in pcap.h + bugzilla bug for posting bugs about libpcap
libpcap error in pcap.h + bugzilla bug for posting bugs about libpcap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2002-06-17 10:34 EDT by Olivier Benghozi
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-08 06:20:41 EDT
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spec file patch for include path to use /usr/include isntead of /usr/include/pcap (630 bytes, patch)
2002-06-30 20:41 EDT, Matthew Melvin
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Description Olivier Benghozi 2002-06-17 10:34:03 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
1/ bugzilla doesn't allow to post bugs about libpcap (not in the list)
2/ <pcap/pcap.h> has a bad #include statement

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
#include <pcap/pcap.h>

gcc -lpcap bla.c

Additional info:

1/ Problem with bugzilla: There's no libpcap entry available in "RedHat Linux" 
selection to post bugs about it *** This is not a bug about libcap but about 

2/ Bug in /usr/include/pcap/pcap.h (from libpcap package):
it says #include <net/bpf.h>
but there's no <net/bpf.h> (/usr/include/net/bpf.h).
In fact it should say #include <pcap/net/bpf.h>
because the file really is /usr/include/pcap/net/bpf.h

This prevents from using lib pcap in C programs.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-06-17 10:40:05 EDT
# rpm -q --qf "%{SOURCERPM}" libpcap 
-----> Not a bugzilla bug, libpcap is tcpdump
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2002-06-17 10:48:58 EDT
hmmm... temporal workaround -I /usr/include/pcap
Comment 3 Matthew Melvin 2002-06-30 20:41:56 EDT
Created attachment 63184 [details]
spec file patch for include path to use /usr/include isntead of /usr/include/pcap
Comment 4 Matthew Melvin 2002-06-30 20:42:19 EDT
Why is are the libpcap header files installed under /usr/include/pcap/ instead
of just /usr/include/ which seems to match expectations.  pcap.h itself seems to
expect this layout and there are plenty of messages on mailing lists saying "to
get this to compile on redhat do..." relating to this.  FWIW I use the attached
spec file patch to make things behave as expect (by me at least) on my systems...
Comment 5 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-04-08 06:20:41 EDT
Spec file patch was applied for tcpdump-3.6.3-

Closing ERRATA.

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