[Snort-users] installation or configuration problem

Chuck Seiders chucks at ...1484...
Sat Jul 27 18:47:02 EDT 2002


I'm just getting introduced to snort and ...

I was trying to follow these instructions:
http://www.securityhorizon.com/whitepapers/archives/snort.html
I had to install several packages to get this far
but it still fails...  :-(  ... what am I missing ?

These seem to indicate problems:
"make sets ${MAKE}... no"
"makeinfo... missing"
"the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no"

I'm not sure what to do or how to solve the trouble.
Anyone `been here, done this' yet?

ChuckS



root at ...6464...:~# apt-get install gcc    
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  binutils cpp cpp-2.95 gcc-2.95
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  binutils cpp cpp-2.95 gcc gcc-2.95
0 packages upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
Need to get 2907kB of archives. After unpacking 7307kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main binutils 2.12.90.0.14-1 
[1818kB]
Get:2 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main cpp-2.95 1:2.95.4-10 
[129kB]    
Get:3 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main cpp 2:2.95.4-15 
[4048B]         
Get:4 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main gcc-2.95 1:2.95.4-10 
[952kB]    
Get:5 http://http.us.debian.org unstable/main gcc 2:2.95.4-15 
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Fetched 2907kB in 20s 
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Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package binutils.
(Reading database ... 8647 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking binutils (from .../binutils_2.12.90.0.14-1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package cpp-2.95.
Unpacking cpp-2.95 (from .../cpp-2.95_1%3a2.95.4-10_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package cpp.
Unpacking cpp (from .../cpp_2%3a2.95.4-15_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package gcc-2.95.
Unpacking gcc-2.95 (from .../gcc-2.95_1%3a2.95.4-10_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package gcc.
Unpacking gcc (from .../gcc_2%3a2.95.4-15_i386.deb) ...
Setting up binutils (2.12.90.0.14-1) ...

Setting up cpp (2.95.4-15) ...

Setting up cpp-2.95 (2.95.4-10) ...

Setting up gcc (2.95.4-15) ...

Setting up gcc-2.95 (2.95.4-10) ...
root at ...6464...:~# cd /usr/local/snort-1.8.7/
root at ...6464...:/usr/local/snort-1.8.7#  ./configure 
--with-libpcap-includes=/usr/local/libpcap-0.4/
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}... no
checking for working aclocal... found
checking for working autoconf... found
checking for working automake... found
checking for working autoheader... found
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler 
cannot create executables


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