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authorWillem de Bruijn <>2013-07-21 20:02:38 -0400
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>2013-07-26 16:27:44 +0200
commitc18f2ce7f61c7e7ae3bd207ef6337a1be0c7aff3 (patch)
parent59bbc59fd2fbbb7a51ed19945d82172890bc40f9 (diff)
build: fail in configure on missing dependency with --enable-bpf-compiler
The build of utils/nfbpf_compile depends on libpcap. If configure is run with --enable-bpf-compiler, the script succeeds, but make fails. This small patch adds a test for the dependency (libpcap) in configure and fails hard if not found. Signed-off-by: Willem de Bruijn <> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index 5ed51654..70f4eba3 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -103,6 +103,10 @@ AM_CONDITIONAL([ENABLE_DEVEL], [test "$enable_devel" = "yes"])
AM_CONDITIONAL([ENABLE_LIBIPQ], [test "$enable_libipq" = "yes"])
AM_CONDITIONAL([ENABLE_BPFC], [test "$enable_bpfc" = "yes"])
+if test "x$enable_bpfc" = "xyes"; then
+ AC_CHECK_LIB(pcap, pcap_compile,, AC_MSG_ERROR(missing libpcap library required by bpf compiler))
PKG_CHECK_MODULES([libnfnetlink], [libnfnetlink >= 1.0],
[nfnetlink=1], [nfnetlink=0])
AM_CONDITIONAL([HAVE_LIBNFNETLINK], [test "$nfnetlink" = 1])