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Getting Error while compiling net-snmp-5.4.2.1

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s/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/snmplib/.libs -L/home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/snmplib -L/home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/agent/helpers ./.libs/libnetsnmpagent.so helpers/.libs/libnetsnmphelpers.so ./.libs/libnetsnmpmibs.so /home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/agent/helpers/.libs/libnetsnmphelpers.so /home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/agent/.libs/libnetsnmpagent.so /home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/snmplib/.libs/libnetsnmp.so /usr/lib/librpm.so -L/usr/src/build/757196-i386/install/usr/lib -L/usr/lib /usr/lib/librpmdb.so -L/usr/local/lib -lelf -lselinux /usr/lib/librpmio.so /usr/lib/libbeecrypt.so -lrt -lbz2 /usr/lib/libpopt.so ../snmplib/.libs/libnetsnmp.so -lcrypto -lz /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a -L/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE -lperl -lresolv -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lpthread -lc   -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lelf
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [snmpd] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/downloads/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/agent'
make: *** [subdirs] Error 1

I am trying to install netsnmp and integrate it with nagios 3.0 while making the netsnmp plugin im getting the below given error, will be thankful if any body can help out me in it this :)
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It appears your linker can't find libelf.so (-lelf looking for libelf).  From what I can find on the RPM finder, its part of the systemtap-debuginfo RPM package.  If it isn't included in the distribution disks you have, you can find it on rpm.pbone.net.  You can do a search for systemtap-debuginfo and find it.  As an alternative, have you considered pulling down an already packaged version of net-snmp?  Many of the distributions include it in the package files but may not install it by default.  There is a version of the 5.4.2.1 net-snmp package on rpm.pbone.net.  A link to a non-denominational version is http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/10019917/com/net-snmp-5.4.2.1-1.f9.i386.rpm.html
Given this specifies "other" as the Linux edition, YMMV.  There are a number of net-snmp rpm packages that are built specifically for RH, but I was unable to locate one on 5.4.2.1...

Hope that helps
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