Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6718
libpcap - changes(?) break ethereal
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
Ethereal when built on 6.1 hangs in recvfrom() - the
same code compiled on 6.0 (or even 5.2) works fine on
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.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6773 ***