[Snort-users] execvp problem

John Sage jsage at ...2022...
Sun Nov 25 13:56:01 EST 2001

Richard et al:

Is this maybe a path error?

man 3 execvp says:

"...[the execv and] execvp functions provide an array of pointers to 
null-terminated strings that represent the argument list to the new 
program. The first argument, by convention, should point to the file 
name associated with the file being executed."

or something like that...

/* he thinks it's a wild shot in the dark, but what the hey.. */

Try starting snort by specifying the full path to the executable.

- John

Erek Adams wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Pavonarius Richard wrote:
>>I upgraded from Snort 1.6 to 1.8.6 using the RPM on RH 6.2. I get this
>>error when I try to start the program:
> Ummm...  There is no 1.8.6.  There is only 1.8.2 and a 1.8.3 beta/cvs version.
> Might want to check that out....
>>Starting snort: execvp: No such file or directory
>>I know execvp isn't a program. How do I fix this?
> Find out what it wants.  Look at the init script and see what snort is trying
> to call.  Note that some of your commands from one Linux distro to another may
> be different, or work differently.

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