[arch-general] Problems with snort package

Kessia 'even' Pinheiro kessiapinheiro at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 20:00:11 EDT 2008

Hi everyone,

I did a snort instalation using the package from extra, but i got some
problems. The package does not works after a fresh install. The
problems are:

- There are some problematic links with /usr/src/lib/snort_*
- The conf /etc/snort/snort.conf doesn't load the rules, because the
rules arent there!
- The start script /etc/rc.d/snort doesn't start because the
$SNORT_ARGS is blank. That should be some SNORT_OPTIONS and they
are in /etc/conf.d/snort, but are never read.
- The /etc/conf.d/snort is never used, and the security or
incremental arguments like user, group or interface aren't used. So
the user can edit it, but will never have efect.

So, after that (and some more problems that i do not remember, I
made another package [1], fixed all the problems and made some changes.

[1] http://even.archlinux-br.org/things/arch/snort.tar.gz

Thats all!

Kessia Pinheiro
Bacharelanda em Ciência da Computação - UFBa
Linux Counter User #389695 - [http://counter.li.org]
Colaboradora do Projeto Arch Linux Brasil

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