[Snort-users] Snort doesn't work after compiling with MySQL

Johan.Augustsson Johan.Augustsson at ...796...
Thu Nov 16 08:20:20 EST 2000

Snort logging to MySQL sounds great, but what am I doing wrong?

I have MySQL installed in /usr/local/mysql on my linux-box and after 
reading the info on http://www.incident.org/snortdb/ I ran configure with 
the following options


And everything is just fine. I then ran make and make install without any 
problems. But when I try to run snort I get an error message.

./snort: error in loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient.so.10: cannot 
open shared object file: No such file or directory

The file libmysqlclient.so.10 exists in /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql and is a 
link to the file libmysqlclient.so.10.0.0 in the same directory.
What am I doing wrong, and why can't I find the config file for Snort where 
to put following line?

output log_database: mysql, dbname=snort user=someuser host=localhost


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