troubleshooting Question

error while compile and install snort in rhel5

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Dear Experts:

Iam having rhel5.5, iam trying to configure snort hence as a requirments

downloaded the libpcap-1.1.1 compiled and installed the same by executing the following command:

./configure --prefix=/opt/snort/snort2.9 ; make && make install
with the above command successfully got installed without any errors, after this did cd to daq-0.2, by executing the command i,e by pointing to the libpcap path like the below :

./configure --with-libpcap-includes=/opt/snort/snort2.9/include --with-libpcap-libraries=/opt/snort/snort2.9/lib

the above compile ends with the following error:

checking for pcap.h... (cached) yes
checking for pcap_lib_version... checking for pcap_lib_version in -lpcap... yes
checking for libpcap version >= "1.0.0"... no

    ERROR!  Libpcap library version >= 1.0.0  not found.
    Get it from


Even though libpcap is installed while installing the daq it is not able to find the libpcap, please help.


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