Andrei Yurkevich urruru at
Thu Dec 30 05:03:31 PST 2004

Chris Lewis wrote:
> Hello.
> I am packaging hal for slackware linux 10 and having a problem with 
> configure; it fails with:
> checking for sys/capability.h... no
> configure: error: Please install libcap and the libcap development package
> I can find nothing in the hal docs about libcap, why it needs it or 
> where to find it, and the page that seems to be libcap's home 
> ( contains no 
> tree for 2.6 kernels. Please advise.

Simply installing the latest version (for 2.2 kernel IIRC) from there 
worked just fine for me.

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