More (newbie) Macports issues

Mark Duling mark.duling at
Tue Feb 27 18:55:10 PST 2007

Garrett Reid <garrett.reid at> on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at
11:10 AM -0800 wrote:
>I have a fairly fresh macports install, but a few parts seem broken.
>Any help would be much appreciated.
>tcptraceroute doesn't work.
>On a tcptraceroute, I get:
>libnet_write failed?  Attempted to write 40 bytes, only wrote -1

I saw this too.  There was a patch to libnet11's committed
some time ago that was supposed to fix this.

But it looks like autoconf is not run so it doesn't take effect.  I

use_autoconf    yes

into the libnet11 portfile and uninstalled, cleaned, reinstalled and now
tcptraceroute works on my MacBook.  If someone can confirm this the fix
could be committed.  I know Toby won't mind someone else committing the
change, because I've emailed him in the past for this port.  But I'm
leaving town tonight and I don't want to make any changes now for safety's
sake.  But try it and someone else could commit it.
>When I install ophcrack, it installs fine, but then won't run:
>Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
>Xlib: No protocol specified
>(ophcrack:11749): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

You need X11 running and this line in your shell environment.

export DISPLAY=:0.0

See here:
>I have installed (installed in this order):
>(deactivated libnet11, activated libnet for dsniff)

Perhaps we need to make libnet11 and libnet compatible like the FreeBSD
and OpenBSD projects have done.


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