[Snort-devel] Building Snort 2.8.0 on MAC OSX 10.5 (Leopard)

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Thu Nov 29 11:59:06 EST 2007

For those who use Snort on a MAC, this might be helpful...

The following is courtesy of Martin Fong, who's helped us track down
an issue seen when starting Snort w/ dynamic preprocessor libraries
on MAC OSX 10.5.  The text below will be included with in the
MAC OSX section of doc/INSTALL in the next release as well.

For users of Max OSX 10.5 (Leopard), the following environment variables
must be set before running configure & make.

Reference information for MAC OSX 10.5 (Leopard) can be found at these
two links.


$ ./configure
$ make

Also, with Snort 2.8.0, the dynamicengine line in the default
snort.conf must be updated to load libsf_engine.dylib, instead of
libsf_engine.so.  The following line:

    dynamicengine /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/libsf_engine.so

Should be changed to:

    dynamicengine /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/libsf_engine.dylib

Happy (MAC) Snorting.  :)


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