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Thu Sep 25 18:56:36 PDT 2008
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 01:46:20AM +0100, Mark Hattam said:
> Is there something amiss with my MacPorts system?
> I did a
> sudo port install arpwatch
> and it installed arpwatch into /opt/local/sbin ... just the
> executable, no directory.
> and without making a default (empty) arp.dat and without the ethercodes.dat
When did you last run a 'sudo port selfupdate'? On my system, arpwatch is
version 2.1a15 and installs more than just the arpwatch binary itself:
> It also didn't seem to complain about not installing libpcap which
> seems to be a pre-requisite according to all the online documentation
> about arpwatch. But arpwatch does seem to work regardless.
It's apparently simply linking against the OS-installed libpcap in /usr/lib.
In theory it should probably be linking against the libpcap port.
> It would also be helpful to put in how to generate a up-to-date
> ethercodes.dat file, not least as I had to work out how to achieve
> sh massagevendor /opt/local/sbin/oui.txt >/opt/local/sbin/ethercodes.dat
> having downloaded the oui.txt from
I'd say file a ticket against this bit as it could probably install more
files (eg, that massagevendor script at least, perhaps others).
> (or even generate an up to date ethercodes.dat file as part of the
> port install)
> Mark Hattam
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