Bug 6718 - libpcap - changes(?) break ethereal
Summary: libpcap - changes(?) break ethereal
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6773
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-11-04 15:09 UTC by baz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-22 13:24:11 UTC

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Description baz 1999-11-04 15:09:29 UTC
Ethereal when built on 6.1 hangs in recvfrom() - the
same code compiled on 6.0 (or even 5.2) works fine on

Comment 1 mikepery 1999-11-15 10:03:59 UTC
libpcap seems to be broken in general, and the SRPM is missing from
ftp.redhat.com, so I was unable to see what broke. It worked in 6.0, and then
suddenly in 6.1 it's not picking up packets as they come across the wire (ie it
blocks forever as if there is no network activity). Compiling libpcap 0.4 fresh
from the tar fixes the problem.

Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-11-16 08:47:59 UTC
Theres a patch available at
http://ethereal.zing.org/~gerald/libpcap-0.4-guy-gerald.patch (assuming this
problem is what you are referring to). I just started using ethereal, and this
patch apparently fixes the stalling problem according to the ethereal download
page. However, it doesn't patch to the SRPM source, so I haven't tested it.

mikepery: The libpcap RPM is built from the tcpdump SRPM.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-22 13:24:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6773 ***

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