Helpful BigFix/QnA Tip: Launching QnA on Linux

Vanilla installs of the BigFix client will include QnA for development and debugging purposes.  But one problem…

if you try to launch it you receive the following error:

qna: error while loading shared libraries: libBEScrypto_1_0_0_1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The way to fix that is to execute the following command…

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/BESClient/bin

This will let you launch QnA on several flavors of Linux…
(Tested on CentOS and openSUSE)

Reference (thanks Noah):  http://forum.bigfix.com/viewtopic.php?id=2685

Compiling NMap on a fresh install of SuSE 11.0

So, I’m researching the NMAP tool from Insecure.org… and needed to compile it on my various linux test boxes.

suse1:~/nmap # ./configure
checking whether NLS is requested… yes
checking build system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type… i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cl.exe… no
configure: error: in `/root/nmap’:
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log’ for more details.

Only problem is they are fresh installations with the minimum of options during the setup of the computers. IE: I went with basic server options with no additional packages during the install of each flavor of Linux.

So where do I go from here… welp, download and compile of course.
In the end I needed 15 different rpm packages from my SuSE DVD… and they needed to be installed in the following order:

1. gmp-4.2.2-30.1.i586.rpm
2. libmpfr1-2.3.1-4.1.i586.rpm
3. cpp43-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
4. cpp-4.3-39.1.i586.rpm
5. linux-kernel-headers-2.6.25-8.1.noarch.rpm
6. glibc-devel-2.8-14.1.i586.rpm
7. libstdc.43-devel-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
8. libstdc.43-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
9. libgomp43-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
10. libmudflap43-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
11. gcc43-4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
12. gcc43-c.4.3.1_20080507-6.1.i586.rpm
13. gcc-4.3-39.1.i586.rpm
14. gcc-c.4.3-39.1.i586.rpm
15. make-3.81-103.1.i586.rpm

I’ve posted them at my files webiste http://files.moranit.com/SuSE11/

After installing all of these, the remaining installation proceedure outlined on the nmap website went perfectly… I now have a working version on my SuSE 11.0 text box.