[Snort-users] Two items that are hard to digest...

Michael Steele michaels at ...155...
Thu Apr 17 09:37:03 EDT 2003


Well, it's certainly confusing, and definitely needs to be fixed as this is
the so called Release version that, I'm assuming, will be around while 2.0
continues its beta stage. Apparently if it's compiled under Windows it has a
different version number then when its compiled under UNIX. 

 Michael Steele | System Engineer / Support Technician     
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-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Kettler [mailto:mkettler at ...4108...] 
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 9:25 AM
To: Michael Steele
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net

At 08:33 AM 4/17/2003 -0700, Michael Steele wrote:
>On the Snort.org home page under the heading "Snort 2.0 release available"
>there is a link: http://www.snort.org/dl/snort-2.0.0.tar.gz
>Going thru the code "config.h" shows:
>#define VERSION

It's a win32 only bug. The normal config.h generated by a standard unix 
./configure doesn't have this issue. Apparently when the release was made, 
nobody updated config.h for the win32 guys, which needs to be done 
separately since win32 can't use the standard .configure script. Looks like 
a minor oversight in the release process which is a cosmetic issue.

  It certainly doesn't impact the code itself, and the build number is 
still consistent with the one reported by the UNIX systems so it's at least 
detectable that it's the same release.

bash$ cd snort-2.0.0
bash$ ./configure
bash$ grep " VERSION " config.h

#define VERSION "2.0.0"
#define VERSION "2.0.0"

If I then go into the win32 directory:

bash$ cd /src/win32/WIN32-Includes

bash$ grep " VERSION " config.h
#define VERSION 

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