[Snort-sigs] Easy way to see what options Snort was configured with?

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Tue Dec 11 17:10:06 EST 2012

No, there's not like that at this time.  But pkg-config is required to build Snort afaik.

Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager

On Dec 11, 2012, at 5:03 PM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:

> No.  Since Snort is so configurable when it comes to build/compile
> options,I was hoping that there was something built into the binary
> where one would be able to list its capabilities.  A lot of snort
> binaries are shipped/included with multiple products, and often they
> are embedded parts of a larger system so it isn't straightforward to
> see how they were built or even to use tools such as pkg-config.
> Thanks!
> -Mike Cox
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...435...> wrote:
>> For example:
>> $ pkg-config --cflags snort
>> Does that help?
>> --
>> Joel Esler
>> Senior Research Engineer, VRT
>> OpenSource Community Manager
>> Sourcefire
>> On Dec 10, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:
>> I'm looking at old(er) pre-compiled snort binaries (v2.8 and early
>> v2.9) that I didn't create.  I am trying to figure out how to
>> determine what options they were compiled/built with (e.g. zlib, etc.)
>> without having to endure onerous manual tests..  I looked at 'snort
>> --help' but did not see an option to dump the current Snort complied
>> capabilities.  I'm sure I'm missing something simple here so sorry
>> about that but since there are a lot of configuration options that
>> translate into compiled capabilities and also a lot of configurable
>> variabilities with the Snort configuration file, I thought there would
>> be some easy way to see what what compiled in (and as an aside, what
>> is enabled given an ad-hoc config file).
>> Thanks!
>> -Mike Cox
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