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How do you find the header file you need?

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I tried building libpcap and tcpdump from my Red Hat 7 RPMs. The
tcpdump make couldn't find ioccom.h and sockio.h.

When a header file is missing, how do you find it?

Thanks.
Nov 14 '05 #1
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j_********@yahoo.com (Jim Holder) writes:
I tried building libpcap and tcpdump from my Red Hat 7 RPMs. The
tcpdump make couldn't find ioccom.h and sockio.h.

When a header file is missing, how do you find it?


Your question is outside the domain of comp.lang.c, which discusses
only the standard C programming language, including the standard C
library. This is a remarkably narrow topic compared to what many
people expect.

For your convenience, the list below contains topics that are not
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Nov 14 '05 #2

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"Jim Holder" <j_********@yahoo.com> wrote in message

I tried building libpcap and tcpdump from my Red Hat 7 RPMs. The
tcpdump make couldn't find ioccom.h and sockio.h.

When a header file is missing, how do you find it?

The technically correct answer is using search tools, as you would find any
file (it will be called something like "find" or "dir" on your machine).

However normally if a header is missing, that means that the body of code
which it is the header for is also missing. For instance "sockio" sounds
like "socket input/output" and there is a good chance that it is not
compatible with sockets on your platform. In this case, you can't build the
library.
Nov 14 '05 #3

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nrk
Ben Pfaff wrote:

<snip off-topic original post>

<snip long, elaborate reply>

While I definitely like the idea of this sort of a comprehensive reply to an
off-topic post, I think it is counter-productive to actually post the full
text as a response to each and every off-topic post in this group (not to
mention, a terrific waste of bandwidth). Instead, put up a webpage with
the message, and your response on the newsgroup can merely state that the
OP is off-topic and should refer to your <URL> for details/guidelines on
what's considered topical in clc.

Just my $0.02

-nrk.
Nov 14 '05 #4

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nrk wrote:
Ben Pfaff wrote:

<snip off-topic original post>

<snip long, elaborate reply>

While I definitely like the idea of this sort of a comprehensive
reply to an off-topic post, I think it is counter-productive to
actually post the full text as a response to each and every
off-topic post in this group (not to mention, a terrific waste of
bandwidth). Instead, put up a webpage with the message, and your
response on the newsgroup can merely state that the OP is
off-topic and should refer to your <URL> for details/guidelines
on what's considered topical in clc.

Just my $0.02


On the contrary, Ben's original post consumed something like 70
lines of less than 70 chars each, or under 5k bytes. It covers
the subject and gobbled up about 1 sec of transfer time at 50 odd
kbaud. A URL reference requires that the end-user be on line (I
am not), willing to abandon his current thread (reading the group)
etc. If that user was not capable of recognizing the OT nature in
the first place, there is no need to complicate instructing him.

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Nov 14 '05 #5

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j_********@yahoo.com says...
I tried building libpcap and tcpdump from my Red Hat 7 RPMs. The
tcpdump make couldn't find ioccom.h and sockio.h.

When a header file is missing, how do you find it?


Not surprisingly, "man find" will contain your answer.

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Nov 14 '05 #6

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