[Snort-users] Compiling snort on Win32

Frank Knobbe fknobbe at ...652...
Mon Jun 3 00:02:04 EDT 2002


Just FYI. A couple hours ago I just checked out Snort straight from the
CVS tree, SNORT_1_8 branch. MS Visual C++ compiled without any errors
(just the usual warnings, but nothing serious).

Regards,
Frank


On Sun, 2002-06-02 at 02:22, Jason Withrow wrote:
> I remember getting similar errors, declaring the offending const as null;
> instead of emptystring fixes the warning.
> 
> - Jason
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> [mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Chris Reid
> Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 4:42 AM
> To: Michael Steele; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Compiling snort on Win32
> 
> 
> Michael,
> 
> My finger must have slipped (twice).  I should have said that the project
> would be for 1.8.7.  But it should work just as well for any previous 1.8.x
> codebases from the last month or two.
> 
> The warnings being suppressed are described in the snort.h file (updated
> soon to a CVS repository near you).  But, here is the official explanation:
> 
>  * Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 has inconsistent declarations for the
> following
>  * standard functions.  This causes compile-time warnings about "formal
> parameter
>  * 1 different from declaration".  The pragma suppresses this warning.
>  *
>  *    double atof(const char *);                <-- stdlib.h
>  *    double atof( char *);                     <-- math.h
>  *
>  *    int remove(const char *);                 <-- stdio.h
>  *    int remove( char *);                      <-- io.h
>  *
>  *    int rename(const char *, const char *);   <-- stdio.h
>  *    int rename( char *,  char *);             <-- io.h
>  *
>  *    int _unlink(const char *);                <-- stdio.h
>  *    int _unlink( char *);                     <-- io.h
>  *
>  *    int system(const char *);                 <-- stdlib.h
>  *    int system( char *);                      <-- process.h
>  *
>  *    int _wsystem(const wchar_t *);            <-- stdlib.h
>  *    int _wsystem( wchar_t *);                 <-- process.h
>  *
>  * The strange part is that if you look at math.h / io.h / process.h, the
>  * functions are declared properly.  It's as if the "const" has been defined
>  * to be an empty string (although I couldn't find this).  Only when you
> look
>  * at the preprocessor output do you see that the "const" has been removed.
>  * Anyhow, the 4028 pragma gets rid of nearly 500 compile-time warnings.
> 
> So, these warnings can be deemed non-critical at this point.
> 
> The resulting executable code will be the same with the new project.
> Although, a few more predefined configurations have been added to the Visual
> Studio project, if you feel so inclined to provide them to the public for
> download.  ;)
> 
> Chris Reid
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Steele" <michaels at ...155...>
> To: "'Chris Reid'" <chris.reid at ...3029...>;
> <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 3:50 PM
> Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Compiling snort on Win32
> 
> 
> > Chris,
> >
> > I'm assuming that the warnings mean nothing and fixing it for a clean
> > executable is going to produce the same snort.exe?
> >
> > Will the code below work with 1.8.7?
> >
> > The log file inclusion has been a must for a multitude of updates.
> >
> > Michael Steele | System Engineer / Support Technician
> > mailto:michaels at ...155...
> > Silicon Defense: IDS solutions - http://www.silicondefense.com
> > Snort: Open Source Network IDS - http://www.snort.org
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> > [mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Chris Reid
> > Sent: May 31, 2002 2:18 PM
> > To: Ian Macdonald; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Compiling snort on Win32
> >
> > Ian,
> >
> > I talked with Chris Green about this yesterday.  I had already planned
> > on
> > providing him with a new Visual Studio project for Snort 1.8.6 tonight
> > (Friday).
> >
> > Currently, there should be hundreds of warnings, but only one link
> > error.
> > The link error should indicate that one of the "log" source files is
> > missing.  As part of my Visual Studio project update tonight, I was also
> > going to give Chris some diff's to snort.h (already found in the 1.9
> > source)
> > which reduce the warnings down to about 24.
> >
> > If you just can't wait  ;)  here is how you can compile a clean 1.8.6
> > executable:
> >
> > *  Open snort.h
> >
> > *  Locate the include of <math.h>, and change it to:
> >
> >     #ifdef WIN32
> >         #pragma warning( disable : 4028 )
> >     #endif /* WIN32 */
> >     #include <math.h>
> >     #ifdef WIN32
> >         #pragma warning( default : 4028 )
> >     #endif /* WIN32 */
> >
> > *  Further down in snort.h, locate:
> >
> >     /* This is basically everything needed to make snort work under
> > WIN32. -- Mike Davis */
> >     #ifdef WIN32
> >         #include <winsock.h>
> >         #include <windows.h>
> >         #include <io.h>
> >         #include <sys/timeb.h>
> >         #include <process.h>
> >         #include <direct.h>
> >         #include <getopt.h>
> >         typedef unsigned char  u_int8_t;
> >         typedef unsigned short u_int16_t;
> >         typedef unsigned int   u_int32_t;
> >         typedef int            pid_t;
> >
> >     and change it to:
> >
> >     /* This is basically everything needed to make snort work under
> > WIN32. -- Mike Davis */
> >     #ifdef WIN32
> >         #include <winsock.h>
> >         #include <windows.h>
> >         #pragma warning( disable : 4028 )
> >         #include <io.h>
> >         #include <process.h>
> >         #pragma warning( default : 4028 )
> >         #include <sys/timeb.h>
> >         #include <direct.h>
> >         #include <getopt.h>
> >         typedef unsigned char  u_int8_t;
> >         typedef unsigned short u_int16_t;
> >         typedef unsigned int   u_int32_t;
> >         typedef int            pid_t;
> >
> > *  Compile.  This should still generate the link error.  Look at the
> > error
> > to figure out which "log" source file is missing.  Add this file to your
> > Visual Studio project, and compile again.
> >
> > Chris Reid
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ian Macdonald" <secsnort at ...5528...>
> > To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
> > Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 3:56 PM
> > Subject: [Snort-users] Compiling snort on Win32
> >
> >
> > >
> > > I have a couple changes I would like to make to the snort.exe binary,
> > so I
> > > thought I would download the 1.8.6 and see if I can compile it myself.
> > >
> > > Can anyone point me to a document describing how to compile on
> > windows? I
> > > found the snort.dsp and snort.dsw files in win32/win32-prj an started
> > up
> > > Visual Studio 6, but I get alot of errors when I try to do a build
> > >
> > > What are the prerequisites I need before being able to compile snort
> > on
> > w32?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
> > > Ian
> > >
> > >
> 
> 
> 
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