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    is cowpatty available for opensuse 11?

    i wish to test out my home wireless.

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    Default Re: cowpatty for opensuse 11

    dope540 wrote:
    > is cowpatty available for opensuse 11?
    >
    > i wish to test out my home wireless.


    It is available as source. You will need gcc and libc to compile and
    build it. It also requires the libpcap-devel libgcrypt-devel packages.

    Larry

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    Default Re: cowpatty for opensuse 11

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    dope540 wrote:
    > is cowpatty available for opensuse 11?
    >
    > i wish to test out my home wireless.


    It is available as source. You will need gcc and libc to compile and
    build it. It also requires the libpcap-devel libgcrypt-devel packages.

    Larry
    they in the repos?

    is there a guide on how to compile and build stuff, i'm fairly new to linux and am getting into it. it's forcing me to learn new stuff.

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    Default Re: cowpatty for opensuse 11

    dope540 wrote:
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    > they in the repos?
    >
    > is there a guide on how to compile and build stuff, i'm fairly new to
    > linux and am getting into it. it's forcing me to learn new stuff.


    Learning is a good thing.

    AFAIK, there is not an rpm package, but building from sources is very
    easy. In fact, satisfying the prerequisites is the hard part. Besides
    the 4 I mentioned earlier, you will need the make package.

    First, you download the source file, which will be a file made by tar
    (somewhat like zip) and probably compressed. If the file has the
    extension ".tar", it is not compressed. If the extension is ".gz" or
    ".tgz", it was compressed with gzip. If the extension is ".bz2", it
    was compressed with bzip2. You could decompress it before untarring;
    however, tar does it on its own. You open a terminal and issue the command

    tar zxvf cowpatty-4.3.tgz

    This will unpack the routines, and place them in the directory
    cowpatty-4.3/ under the current directory. The z switch indicates that
    the file is compressed with gzip. If bzip2 had been used, then the j
    switch is needed. The x switch says to extract, v means to list the
    files as they are created, and the f means that the next parameter is
    a file name. One untarred, issue the 'cd cowpatty-4.3' command,
    followed by 'make', which will build the two programs in the package.
    As long as the prerequisites are satisfied, it will build. To put the
    executables in a directory in your path, use the 'sudo make install'
    command. That is essentially the method used to build any program. In
    some instances, you will need to configure before the make step. The
    command for that is './configure'. The ./ construction says to use the
    current directory. For security reasons, most systems will not allow
    you to execute a program in the current directory with a naked
    command. Thus 'configure' would fail.

    Enjoy.

    Larry

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