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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2004-08-17 00:34:26 +0000
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2004-08-17 00:34:26 +0000
commit154d2effdd6b60cc7d3b3042db86ce809e249ef3 (patch)
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parent9e2658ed78291915219fae3824e856771a6bfe95 (diff)
We now try to detect OS X systems with a new libpcap but old headers,
and not try to use the shiny new routines on those systems, so you shouldn't get the "`pcap_if_t' undeclared" error any more. svn path=/trunk/; revision=11757
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@@ -71,26 +71,3 @@ with the "--disable-gtk2" argument it'll try to configure with GLib
if they are installed, the configure script will configure
Ethereal to build with them.
-Another problem are compile errors in the wiretap directory like the
-pcap-util.c: In function `get_interface_list_findalldevs':
-pcap-util.c:195: error: `pcap_if_t' undeclared (first use in this function)
-On first sight, it would appear that Mac OS X 10.x ships with a weird
-version of libpcap that includes pcap_findalldevs, but no definition for
-As it turns out, this isn't true for Mac OS X 10.3 through 10.3.2; they
-ships with an 0.6[.x]-derived libpcap that doesn't include
-"pcap_findalldevs()". The problem in those releases is caused by a
-Security Update - it updates the libpcap dylib to 0.8.1, but doesn't
-update the header files (or the man page - and also doesn't update the
-tcpdump man page to 3.8.1).
-In addition, the Software Update to 10.3.3 and later will update the
-libpcap dylib but not the header files. If systems come pre-installed
-with 10.3.3, they might have the correct header files (and man pages).
-As a workaround, install pcap.h and pcap-bpf.h from
-tcpdump.org's libpcap 0.8.1 in "/usr/include".