My waf configure is broken

Sanjeev Gupta ghane0 at
Sat Jul 16 18:03:14 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:59 AM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at> wrote:

> Looking at it now.  Can you bisect and identify the bad commit?

With a clean copy, and attention to detail, I see:

sanjeev at X201wily:~/SRC/111/ntpsec$ git bisect
goodc636735228e68bbd90eef8b74a20d76fee6ffed6 is the first bad commit
commit c636735228e68bbd90eef8b74a20d76fee6ffed6
Author: Eric S. Raymond <esr at>
Date:   Sat Jul 9 07:56:19 2016 -0400

    Address GitLab issue #70: waf should die if it can't find

    ...on Linux.  For security's sake, make kibcap required on Linux so
    will always be available.

:100644 100644 bd4d1865095bfcdfd1f1856b8640d8ad312cb126
3c7a16deb7db4110f943b95feb0ca138053a3c18 M    INSTALL
:040000 040000 45c5e2c7c17f998e204af3c3885fcfd7becea292
f0dcb8c396082451227592037ef61d209676447a M    pylib

Please confirm that the commit comment is a typo, you are looking for libcap

Edit: I kept reading the earlier error message as "libpcap", which I have
installed.  I have now installed libcap-dev , and the configure is golden

I will be in San Francisco next week for a couple of weeks, and would
happily abase myself with libations of beer to all the devs, to apologise
for the noise.

Sanjeev Gupta
+65 98551208
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