tcpdump install issues

Subhro subhro.kar at
Mon Feb 28 08:23:37 GMT 2005

libpcap is missing. Rebuild and install that.

Indian Institute of Information Technology
Subhro Sankha Kar
Block AQ-13/1, Sector V
Salt Lake City
PIN 700091

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> Subject: tcpdump install issues
> I have recently installed FreeBSD 5.3 from CD onto a couple of
> servers.  I updated the /usr/src and /usr/ports to  RELENG_5.  When I
> try to install tcpdump from the ports, the make fails with the last
> line being
> Error: shared library "pcap.2" does not exist
> *** Error code 1
> I know I didn't have this problem when I installed 5.3 on a couple of
> servers last month, so does anyone know what is causing this?
> TIA,
> Tomoki Taniguchi
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