[Snort-users] FreeBSD Snort Install Help!!!!!

twig les twigles at ...131...
Wed Sep 11 10:01:03 EDT 2002

Alright, lets see if we can help.

1. If you are getting a file system full message could
you include the output of "df -h"?  Your filesystem
could actually be full.

2. If you have massive problems installing a port
(which is possible, it has happened to me), grab the
ISO install disk and do a "/stand/sysinstall", and add
the package from the CD.  It won't be as up-to-date as
the port, but as long as there isn't a required
feature or security hole, I'm not too worried.  Or
just go to the software site and do a source install.

3. If you are using the patch command, make sure you
use the full path name, as in /tmp/resolv.patch or
/home/user1/resolv.patch or wherever you downloaded
the patch to.

4. X windows, IMHO, can be the most difficult thing to
install on BSD.  When I upgraded from 4.4 to 4.6 I was
dismayed to see that the configuration tool had
changed and, also in my opinion, was more convoluted
and difficult to use.  I got my setup to work though
trial and error after making sure I had the correct
vert and horizontal sync, and chose the correct video
driver.  When in doubt I always choose the lesser
option (ie, 24-bit graphics instead of 32).  Sorry I
can't help more on X, but it's a PITA.

5. On the other email you sent, you included bmc at
snort.org.  He has nothing to do with this doc, he
just posts it when I send him a new one.

--- Goldmoon <summer_beha at ...131...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Here are some problems I've encountered since trying
> to install FreeBSD and snort. Here is how I've
> allocated my disk in FreeBSD, it's a 4GB drive:
> / 100M
> /swap 2000M
> /usr  1500M
> /tmp   200M
> /var   rest
> I'm at the "install necessary ports" section and
> here
> are the errors while trying to install the ports:
> 1. When ran for the second time,
> /usr/ports/www/mozilla
>    make; make install
> The error message: Sep 10 15:08:45 snort /kernel:
> pid
> 68926(cp), uid 0 on /usr: file system full
> 2. When running all the other ports installation via
> the instructions,
> The error message: ....(filename)doesn't seem to
> exist
> in /usr/ports/distfiles
> >>couldn't fetch it-please try to retrieve this port
> manually into /usr/ports/distfiles and try again 
> Error Code 1
> 3. I've downloaded the patch, resolv.patch and
> resolv.patch.asc
> When attempt to do the following: cd /usr/src
>                               patch < /path/to/path 
> I've tried "patch < resolv.patch" What is the
> correct
> syntax?
> 4. I can't get X-windows to work even though I've
> configured my monitor and video card correctly, what
> suggestions do you have? I have a trident 3dimage
> 9750
> video card and an Impression 70 plus monitor.
> What am I doing wrong? I'm getting a bit frustrated
> since I've reinstalled FreeBSD several times
> thinking
> I might have missed something, but I'm following the
> directions down to the "t" Please help!!!!
> Thanks!
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