tcpdump on open solaris

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Thu Sep 19 17:46:15 CEST 2019

Hi Michael,

Am 19.09.2019 um 16:59 schrieb Michael Richardson <mcr at>:
> I see:
>  checking for capable lex... insufficient
>  configure: error: flex is insufficient to compile libpcap.
>   libpcap requires Flex 2.5.31 or later, or a compatible version of lex.
> This was on unstable9s, which I picked because it was the first on the list :-)
> I can obviously --prefix=$HOME install it, but maybe I am just missing $PATH
> entries that would get it for me?

Yes, please quickly walk through

There is also the CI with
where you can dive in to the build flags including pathes.

> {I sometimes miss SunOS 4.1.3}

That precedes my career, I started with Solaris 2.5.1 in 1997 :-)

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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