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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Configure libpcap

From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 02:12:32 -0700
Goran Štrok wrote:

I'm trying to compile libpcap-0.9.5. When I run "./configure" from cygwin (gcc compiler),
I'm not sure that's supported.

For one thing, libpcap, on Windows, requires a device driver to provide the raw network access. The combination of that driver and libpcap-ported-to-Windows is WinPcap:

Installing WinPcap - and, if you're trying to compile Wireshark, the WinPcap development package - might be easier.