[Openvas-distro] resolv error during configuration step of openvas-libraries source install

Randal T. Rioux randy at procyonlabs.com
Tue Dec 23 09:31:18 CET 2008

On Tue, December 23, 2008 2:58 am, Randal T. Rioux wrote:
> Thread awakening! Moved here to -distro from -discuss. See comments
> inline.
>> On Tuesday 17 June 2008 17:26, Jonathan Glenn L. Ocab wrote:
>>> I was looking into installing Openvas under Solaris 10 x86. I had
>>> already gotten Nessus 2.2.11 compiled and built on that same box, but
>>> wanted to give Openvas a whirl since it is more maintained than the
>>> older Nessus 2 branch.
>>> Unfortunately, during the compile of the openvas-libraries package, I
>>> have been stonewalled with this error during the configuration:
>>> checking for __dn_expand in -lresolv... no
>>> configure: error: you need to install resolve library with development
>>> files
> Same error on SPARC platform here.
> On Tue, June 17, 2008 3:14 pm, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
>> seems this check does not work on Solaris.
>> Perhaps some of the other Solaris guys around can help.
>> I do not have a Solaris at hand to play with.
> I just created the following bug report:
> [#857] configure failure on Solaris 10 SPARC
> If anybody else has an idea, let me know. Otherwise I'll fudge with it
> more.

ACK! Fixed last week in svn - same problem on Macs (BSD issue?). Closed
the ticket.. moving on :-)


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