[Snort-users] snort wont start, it gives errors for mysql/libmysqlclient.so.10.0

Ian Macdonald secsnort at ...5528...
Wed Jul 31 06:39:11 EDT 2002

Snort can't find the mysql client library that is used to connect to the
mysql database. I take it you installed mysql using the demarc install? It
might be that you need to run ldconfig or move the libmysqlclient.so to
another location where your operating system will be able to find it.

Psd kicks off snort, it does not know when snort dies so that would explain
why psd says everything is running . I would test using a command like

snort -dev until you can get your snort/mysql issues resolved.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neal Hamilton" <nealhamiltonjr at ...131...>
To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 8:40 PM
Subject: [Snort-users] snort wont start, it gives errors for

> i installed puresecure on openbsd. i have to start everything manually for
> now until they get some new startup scripts compatible with openbsd's
> default shell pdksh.
> anyways.... i am able to get the mysql and apache server running but when
> try to start the psd daemon via:
> /usr/local/puresecure/sensor/bin/psd
> it does not start snort. it says it started successfully but when i do a
> -aux i am not seeing the psd entry. if i try to retype the startup string
> again it says that it is already running ,but the pid it says it is
> from is pid for perl.
> on the console i am getting these errors: Snort error: Error while trying
> to start Snort
> so..... i tried to start snort myself from the console logged in as root
> and snort is giving me these errors.
> # snort
> /usr/libexec/ld.so: snort: libmysqlclient.so.10.0: No such file or
> i searched for the libmysqlclient.so.10.0 file because i thought
> puresecures ./configure script installed everything i would need....and it
> is on my system.
> #find / -name libmysqlclient.so.10.0
> /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.10.0
> as you can see its on my system, so what do i need to do to get this
> to start.
> thanks in advance.
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