nessus won't compile under freebsd 8.1

Michael Scheidell michael.scheidell at
Sat Feb 19 00:11:48 UTC 2011

Twiddle with libtool and libnet-config
  If that scares you then open a pr.
We did get it to compile but it was painful
  Just download their 4.0 version already compiled.
Michael Scheidell
CTO SECNAP Network Security

-----Original message-----
From: gahn <ipfreak at>
To: "freebsd-ports at" <freebsd-ports at>
Sent: Sat, Feb 19, 2011 00:08:19 GMT+00:00
Subject: nessus won't compile under freebsd 8.1

hi gurus:

tried to install nessus and it would not compile:

===>  Configuring for nessus-libraries-2.2.9_1
*                   W a r n i n g                      *
*                                                      *
* Nessus needs Berkeley Packet Filter (bpf).           *
* To use nessus, your kernel must be rebuilt with bpf, *
* and make bpf devices on /dev directory.              *
*                                                      *
* Be sure to build as many bpf devices as you need.    *
* For more info on this read files/README.BPF          *
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/security/nessus-libraries.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/security/nessus-libnasl.
*** Error code 1

my bpf is enabled in kernel:

user at host:/usr/ports/security/nessus:$ ls -al /dev/bpf*
crw-------  1 root  wheel    0,  24 Feb 18 12:36 /dev/bpf
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel         3 Feb 18 12:36 /dev/bpf0 -> bpf

under my kernel file, it has:

# The `bpf' device enables the Berkeley Packet Filter.
# Be aware of the administrative consequences of enabling this!
# Note that 'bpf' is required for DHCP.
device          bpf             # Berkeley packet filter

i have wireshark/tshark running without any issues.

any help will be greatly appreciated.



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