[resolved] Error when trying to build packetbeat from sources

(Keylor42) #1

Hello everyone,

I would like to implement the memcached protocol for Packetbeat and so to begin I try to compile packetbeat from the github sources. But when I run make, I have some errors and I can't find a solution around the web :

# first make sure we have godep
go get github.com/tools/godep
/home/users/mydir/gocode/bin/godep go build
# github.com/tsg/gopacket/pcap
could not determine kind of name for C.PCAP_ERROR_IFACE_NOT_UP
could not determine kind of name for C.pcap_free_datalinks
could not determine kind of name for C.pcap_offline_filter
godep: go exit status 2
make: *** [packetbeat] Error 1

I understand that the error comes from pcap library, which is installed on my Suse Linux. But I don't know what to do from now and any help would be welcomed.

EDIT : problem solved. It was coming from a wrong version of libpcap.so

(Tudor Golubenco) #2


First of all it's good that you mentioned memcache because @steffens is already working on it! His work in progress is here: https://github.com/urso/packetbeat/tree/feature/proto-memcache

Regarding the error, I'm not sure but I found a possible hint in this question here (not the accepted answer, the one about the locale). So maybe check that the gcc output seems to make sense.

(Keylor42) #3

Great news for the memcached protocol. Any idea about when it will be available ?

The solution you gave doesn't work but maybe it's indeed a problem with gcc or C code. I'll find out.

(Tudor Golubenco) #4

It will be in beta3, we target it for around 3 weeks from now.

(system) #5