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

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libnet-pcap-perl_0.17-1+b2_i386.deb 0.17 i386 Debian Main
libnet-pcap-perl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
perl >= 5.20.0-4
perlapi-5.20.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package libnet-pcap-perl_0.17-1+b2_amd64.deb
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




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
[ 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
* 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
* Install "real" examples instead of test scripts.
* Set debhelper compatibility level to 7; adapt
* 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
- change Section to perl

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