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Install Newest libpcap Version On CentOS Linux

Earlier this evening I needed to install a newer version of libpcap on a CentOS Linux server. The current version available via the yum package manager is libpcap version 0.9.4-15 and I needed something newer than libpcap version 0.9.7. I ended up not being able to find a yum repository or RPM package that included a version newer than 0.9.4-15 so I decided to upgrade to the latest stable version of libpcap currently available which is libpcap version 1.1.1. Below are directions on downloading libpcap, installing it, and then verifying it is installed.