[BLFS Trac] #2714: iptables-1.4.2

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Mon Dec 29 08:31:14 PST 2008

#2714: iptables-1.4.2
 Reporter:  randy@…                     |       Owner:  blfs-book@…                   
     Type:  task                        |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                      |   Milestone:  6.4                           
Component:  BOOK                        |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |    Keywords:                                

Comment(by jeremy_henty):

 Unlike iptables-1.3.x, iptables-1.4.x is autotooled. After experimenting I
 suggest the following configure command:

 ./configure \
     --prefix=/usr \
     --bindir=/sbin \
     --sbindir=/sbin \
     --libdir=/lib \
     --libexecdir=/lib \

 This creates files:


 If you leave out '--bindir=/sbin' then iptables-xml installs to /usr/bin
 (maybe that's better than the current /sbin?).

 If you leave out '--with-pkgconfigdir=/usr/lib/pkgconfig' then xtables.pc
 installs to /lib/pkgconfig, which is surely wrong.

 If you leave out '--libexecdir=/lib' then xtables/*.so install to
 /usr/libexec, which is wrong.

 I hope this is useful.

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