FW: [Snort-users] Install errors ??

Hawrylkiw, Dan G dan.g.hawrylkiw at ...1966...
Tue Sep 4 12:51:08 EDT 2001

Actually, it's not that bad... 

If you have the CDs, mount the first one (I don't think you'll need the
second one)..
cd to /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS  (assuming you haven't moved the mount point)

First, try to RPM in the gcc package..
      rpm -Uvh gcc-2.  (hitting tab will complete this for you-- probably
ver 2.96-81)
it *will* stop with dependency errors.
The trick is to install (using rpm -Uvh 'dependencyname..' ) all the
dependencies. There will probably be about 4 to 7 additional RPMs (libs,
etc-- and yes, those dependencies will also have their own dependencies).
once gcc RPMs in without errors you should be ready to compile.

If you don't have the CDs, you could ftp for each dependency as you need
it-- but that gets a little tedious..
(However, it is still easier than jumping ship to start a *BSD install.
-Sorry, Erik :-)  
<disclaimer>Not knocking *BSD; I use it too.</disclaimer>
/Dan Hawrylkiw, CISSP, RHCE

-----Original Message-----
From: Erek Adams [mailto:erek at ...577...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 11:47 AM
To: Tim
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Install errors ??

On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Tim wrote:

> Iam new to IDS ... well security in general, but it has been an
> insatiable curiosity I have been working towards for quite some time.  I
> find the process of security a worthwhile challenge. Please be
> patient....I have  general  knowledge of security and Iam in search for
> the details and there are a lot of details I need for a better
> understading. I read a lot yet there is so much, that it is practically
> impossible to keep up and still have some kind of life. Your input for
> my better understanding of the details will be gratefully appreciated.

Welcome to the world of "Holy Shit, Batman!  It's a Portscan!"  :)

Two Suggestions, if you don't already have them:

	W. Richard Stevens:  TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume One.  ISBN
0-201-63346-9 ($65)
	Stephen Northcutt:   Network Intrusion Detection, 2nd Ed.  ISBN
0-7357-1008-2 ($45)

With those two, you'll be good and busy for month or so... :)

> I have downloaded the latest realease and made an attempt at compiling
> to no avail....here is the messages I received after running the
> ./configure command :
> [root at ...3329... snort-1.8.1-RELEASE]# ./configure
> loading cache ./config.cache
> checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
> checking for working aclocal... missing
> checking for working autoconf... missing
> checking for working automake... missing
> checking for working autoheader... missing
> checking for working makeinfo... missing
> checking for gcc... no
> checking for cc... no
> configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

Ok, if I'm to guess--I'm not a Linux Person, nor do even remotely like
it...--But I think you are missing the 'development' set of RPM's in which
your compiler gcc/cc resides.

> Being that I am also relatively new to linux (RH 7.1 high end beginner
> level) I am not making out what in actuality it is that Iam missing
> .... would someone be so kind as to point out or point me in the
> direction to where I can find the information  it is that I need in
> order to make this installation a successful one. Again, your input to
> my quest for the details will be gratefully appreciated.

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