libnet-pcap-perl - Perl binding to the LBL pcap packet capture library

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libnet-pcap-perl
Package version: 0.17
Package release: 1+b2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 214 B
Download size: 58.04 KB
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Net::Pcap allows the user to interface with the LBL pcap(3) library. Libpcap describes itself as "a system-independent interface for user-level packet capture. Libpcap provides a portable framework for low-level network monitoring." This modules gives a program the ability to capture data from a network interface in a similar way tcpdump does.



    Source package: libnet-pcap-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libnet-pcap-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libnet-pcap-perl


    • /usr/bin/pcapinfo
    • /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20/Net/
    • /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20/auto/Net/Pcap/
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/changelog.Debian.amd64.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/examples/pcapdump.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libnet-pcap-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pcapinfo.1p.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Net::Pcap.3pm.gz


    2013-05-25 - Xavier Guimard <> libnet-pcap-perl (0.17-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Ansgar Burchardt ] * debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * Change based URIs to based URIs [ Xavier Guimard ] * Imported Upstream version 0.17 * Update debian/copyright (years and format) * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 * Bump debhelper compatibility to 9 to get hardening flags * Remove safe_signals patch now included in upstream * Add spelling patch (reported to RT) * Refresh ccflags patch [ gregor herrmann ] * Add a patch to make Makefile.PL die if libpcap isn't found. (Closes: #633414)

    2011-07-10 - gregor herrmann <> libnet-pcap-perl (0.16-3) unstable; urgency=low [ Franck Joncourt ] * Minimized debian/rules: + Refreshed debian/rules + Updated BD versions on debhelper and quilt to be able to use dh --with quilt [ gregor herrmann ] * debian/control: improve long description, thanks to Peter Pentchev for spotting. [ Nathan Handler ] * debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases. [ gregor herrmann ] * Add patch by Niko Tyni to work with perl 5.14 (closes: #629302). * Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt); drop quilt framework. * Bump debhelper compatibility level to 8. * Set Standards-Version to 3.9.2, drop version from perl build dependency. * debian/copyright: refresh formatting.

    2009-04-29 - Franck Joncourt <> libnet-pcap-perl (0.16-2) unstable; urgency=low [ gregor herrmann ] * debian/control: Added: ${misc:Depends} to Depends: field. [ Franck Joncourt ] * Do not allow the pcap loop function to be interrupted by signals. It happens this causes segfault. (Closes: #508432) - Documented the usage of quilt through README.source. - Added Build-dependency on quilt in d.control - Updated d.rules - Added safe_signal.patch. This patch makes Net::Pcap behave the same way as its previous release. * Set Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes). * Removed the created and during clean. * d.copyright: add © symbol for Debian copyright holders. * d.control: - Add /me to Uploaders. - Refresh both short and long descriptions

    2008-11-13 - gregor herrmann <> libnet-pcap-perl (0.16-1) unstable; urgency=low * Take over for the Debian Perl Group on maintainer's request ( * debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Changed: Maintainer set to Debian Perl Group <pkg-perl-> (was: Ola Lundqvist <>); Ola Lundqvist <> moved to Uploaders. * debian/watch: use dist-based URL. * New upstream release (closes: #329635). Includes fixes for - "pcap_setnonblock and pcap_getnonblocl implementation" (closes: #270942) - "Example/test 07-stats.t fails" (closes: #272869) * Remove README.Debian, which just points to a manpage. * Don't install README anymore, just a text version of the POD documentation. * Install "real" examples instead of test scripts. * Set debhelper compatibility level to 7; adapt debian/{control,compat,rules}. * Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes). * debian/copyright: switch to new format. * Remove the created funcs.txt during clean. * debian/control: - build depend on libpcap0.8-dev instead of (transitional) libpcap-dev - mention module name in long description - add /me to Uploaders - add build dependency on libtest-pod-perl to enable an additional test (various other tests depend on not existing packages or are not functional) - change Section to perl