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How to install Nmap 5.20 in Ubuntu [from source]

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http://digitizor.com – Nmap 5.20 was released recently with some exciting changes. However, it is not yet available for Ubuntu. In this article, we will show you how you can compile and install Nmap 5.20 from the source code in Ubuntu. To install Nmap 5.20, simply follow the steps given below: 1. Make sure you have bzip2 and g++ installed. If not, tou can install them using the command sudo apt-get install bzip2 g++ 2. Download nmap-5.20.tar.bz2 in any location of your choice. In this example we are going to assume that it is downloaded in ~/Downloads. 3. After downloading open the terminal and go to the download location. In my case it is ~/Downloads, so the command would be cd ~/Downloads 4. Extract the file using the command given below in the terminal, bzip2 -cd nmap-5.20.tar2 | tar xvf - 5. Go to the nmap-5.20 directory with the command cd nmap-5.20 6. After that run the following commands one after the another to build and finish the installation. ./configure make sudo make install After running the last command, nmap-5.20 will be installed in your system. You can check the version using the command nmap -version Related Posts : Nmap 5.20 released with 342 new fingerprints How to install Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 in Ubuntu 9.10 How To Install Thunderbird 3 Shredder in Ubuntu 9.10 How to install KDE SC 4.4 RC 1 in Kubuntu 9.10 How To Install KOffice 2.1 RC 1 in Kubuntu 9.10 Whats This? (HowTos)