[Snort-devel] snort 3 error in config

mehdi gholami mehdy_gholami at ...398...
Sat Jul 5 02:07:53 EDT 2008

I think installing/removing  Snort family tools at many times make that error? Also I installed flex perfect by yum, but my snortSP does n ./config ?

can anybody helps me?

--- On Sat, 7/5/08, Earl <esammons at ...2799...> wrote:
From: Earl <esammons at ...2799...>
Subject: Re: [Snort-devel] snort 3 error in config
To: snort-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 9:50 AM

Not seeing this on my CentOS (5.2/current) box.  Builds fine but 

$rpm -q flex


On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:19:27 -0400 mehdi gholami 
<mehdy_gholami at ...398...> wrote:
>Hi all,
>I hav run and installed snort many times til now, but I can not 
>config snortSP 3 since it has released.
>Also please note I intsall all requeirments in my CentOS 5, my 
>error rsume is below:
>snortsp-3.0.0.b]# ./configure
>checking for pcap_datalink in -lpcap... yes
>checking for luaL_newstate in -llua... yes
>checking for capable lex... insufficient
>configure: error: Your operating system's lex is insufficient to 
>        libsbpf.  flex is a lex replacement that has many 
>        including being able to compile libsbpf.  For more
>        information, see 
>http://www.gnu.org/software/flex/flex.html .
>Please note I have installed flex manually or by yum tool, but it 
>does not work? I remmember that I had this error before when I 
>wanted to installed snort-inline, that time I installed flex by 
>yum tool and continue my job.

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