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Re: Compiling nmap on Red Hat
From: Francois Lachance <digitallachance () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:44:22 -0600

Alright, so I decided to try Rob's suggestion and install binaries.
 Wouldn't you know it, that doesn't work either.  Missing dependency...

[francois () cerberus Downloads]$ sudo rpm -vhU
Retrieving http://nmap.org/dist/nmap-6.00-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        libsvn_client-1.so.0 is needed by nmap-6.00-1.i386

Why do we have a dependency on the SVN client in nmap?

By the way, I also tried to do the install of gcc and got the following:

[francois () cerberus Downloads]$ sudo yum install gcc
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Setting up Install Process
Package gcc-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

So it looks like I have all of gcc already installed.  Any Red Hat expert
out there that can give me a clue?



On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM, Rob Nicholls <robert () robnicholls co uk>wrote:

I went for a Desktop installation of Centos 6.2 (effectively a rebranded
RHEL) the other day, then added some additional packages for development,
clients etc. and I was able to compile Nmap okay (equally, I've never had
trouble with building Nmap on Fedora in the past).

A "yum install gcc" might progress things slightly for you, as IIRC g++ is
part of gcc. You probably need to install several other client and
development packages to get other parts of the Nmap project (e.g. Python)
to work though.

Basically, you should be able to compile Nmap on Red Hat, you just need to
make sure you have all the development packages you need if you want to
compile anything (including other tools) on your host. An alternative might
be to install a binary version if you just want the latest stable version
of Nmap (and aren't compiling from SVN): http://nmap.org/dist/nmap-6.**
00-1.i386.rpm <http://nmap.org/dist/nmap-6.00-1.i386.rpm> (I haven't
tried this myself).


On 13.06.2012 16:56, stripes wrote:

At this point, Google is your friend :)

It looks like you might need the install media, but not being a RHEL
person myself, this is as far as I can go. However, it looks like
you're not alone in this problem.



On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 09:48:50AM -0600, Francois Lachance wrote:

  I'm  pretty much a noob at Red Hat and much prefer Debian (and I'm not
  that great at Debian either).  In any case:

  [francois () cerberus nmap-6.00]$ sudo find / -name g++ -print
  [francois () cerberus nmap-6.00]$ sudo yum search g++
  Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
  Warning: No matches found for: g++
  No Matches found
  So  it  appears that I do not have an executable named g++ anywhere on
  my system and searching for g++ in yum returns nothing.
  Surely someone else has tried to compile nmap on Red Hat before...
  On  Wed,  Jun  13, 2012 at 9:29 AM, stripes <[1]stripes () tigerlair com>

  On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 09:16:59AM -0600, Francois Lachance wrote:
  >  I  am  trying  to compile nmap 6.0 (fresh download of source) and I
  seem to be
  > missing something on my system.
  > The error message is:

  > /bin/sh: g++: command not found

    Looks  like  you  need  g++  installed, or if it is, put it in your

  > make: *** [makefile.dep] Error 127
  > [francois () cerberus nmap-6.00]$ gmake

  > gmake[1]: g++: Command not found

  >  As  you  can  see,  I did not have make available, so I tried gmake
  >   That seemed to work until it tried to use g++, which appears to be
  > on my system.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install

    There  should be an RPM you can install. If you have yum installed,
    you could do yum search g++.

  >  Anyone ever ran into this?  I have not found any postings with this
  > in this list and Google is less than helpful.

    Let us know if that helps.
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    trampoline in the room, you're      >.~.\ `` ` `,`,`. ,'_'~`.
    not going to dust the ceiling for  (v_," ; `,-\ ; : ; \/,-~) \
    fingerprints.  -Law  &  Order:SVU         `--'_..),-/  '  '  '_.>-'
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