Dynamips Compilation and Installation on Fedora Linux

This guide shows how to build  Dynamips on Fedora Linux. Dynamips x86 and x86-64 binaries compiled for Fedora can be downloaded here:

Dynamips Installation - prior to 0.2.13

1. Download Dynamips Sources

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/gns-3/files/Dynamips/0.2.8-RC7-community/dynamips-0.2.8-RC7-community.source.zip/download

2. Extract Tarball

tar zxvf  ./dynamips-0.2.8-RC7-community.tar.gz

3. Install Dependencies

sudo yum install libpcap elfutils-libelf  elfutils-libelf-devel  libuuid libuuid-devel gcc libpcap libpcap-devel

cd ./dynamips-0.2.8-RC7-community

4. Make Symbolic Link

Linux x86

sudo ln -s  /usr/lib/libelf.so /usr/lib/libelf.a

Linux x86-64

sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/libelf.so /usr/lib64/libelf.a

For x64 system you have to to make following changes in  ./Makefile

export DYNAMIPS_ARCH?=x86
export DYNAMIPS_LIB?=lib64

#export DYNAMIPS_LIB?=lib

5.  Build Dynamips

Linux x86


Linux x86-64

make DYNAMIPS_ARCH=amd64

Binary file  dynamips.stable is created in the current directory.  Copy the file to /usr/local/bin/.

Linux x86

sudo cp ./dynamips.stable /usr/local/bin/dynamips-0.2.8-RC7-x86.bin

Linux x86-64

sudo cp ./dynamips.stable /usr/local/bin/dynamips-0.2.8-RC7-x86_64.bin

Dynamips Installation - Release 0.2.13 and Later

1. Install Dependencies

sudo yum install  elfutils-libelf elfutils-libelf-devel libuuid libuuid-devel gcc libpcap libpcap-devel cmake git

2. Download Dynamips Sources

git clone https://github.com/GNS3/dynamips.git
cd dynamips

4. Generate Makefile and Build Dynamips

cmake .

sudo mv ./stable/dynamips /usr/local/bin/dynamips-0.2.15-x86_64.bin



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