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Re: cannot find nmap-os-fingerprints file
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 15:55:32 -0800

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 02:14:45PM +0100, Melle, Jens (K-GOT-1/2) wrote:
Dear nmap-developers,

I am using nmap for a long time (beginning with 2.54 or so) by compiling it
from source.
Since about Version 3.x I use the --prefix option to install the files in a
special directory.
(it is easier for me to built a package)

My OS is (Fedora 3):
Linux boxname.tld 2.6.9-1.667 #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 EST 2004 i686 i686 i386

Using nmap Version 4.0 I did:
./configure --prefix=/tools/nmap --without-nmapfe
./configure --prefix=/tools/nmap --datadir=/tools/nmap--without-nmapfe

but in both cases I see

 # nmap -O
OS scan requested but I cannot find nmap-os-fingerprints file.  It should be
in /usr/local/share/nmap, ~/.nmap/ or .

Are you sure you are running the same version of Nmap as you just
compiled?  Maybe there is another nmap in your $PATH.  Also, if you
change your configure parameters, you made need to 'make clean' before
you 'make' again or you could get the old values.  I have not been
able to reproduce the problem you reported.  I did configure
--prefix=/tmp/toolz/nmap , make, make install and I get:

/tmp/toolz/nmap/bin/nmap -d2 localhost |& grep Fetchfile
Fetchfile found /tmp/toolz/nmap/share/nmap/nmap-services


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