[Snort-users] SUMMARY: snort-2.0.0 fails to start

Rick Waegner RWaegner at ...9492...
Tue Jun 17 14:50:14 EDT 2003

Roy Rapoport's suggestion to ensure that the mysql was indeed compiled into
snort (it wasn't) with ldd led me in the right direction.  I copied the
client libraries to the mysql/lib dir and did a make clean and then
./configure --with-mysql=<path> and a make, make install and now snort is
connected to and logging to the mysql database.

thanks to the others on the list that made suggestions, but Roy gets the
kudos on this one.



                    Rick Waegner                                                                                   
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                    02:39 PM             Subject:     snort-2.0.0 fails to start                                   

using the command: 'snort -U -d -c /etc/snort/snort.conf'

With the error:

database: compiled support for ( )
database: configured to use mysql
database: 'mysql' support is not compiled into this build of snort

ERROR: If this build of snort was obtained as a binary distribution (e.g.,
or Windows), then check for alternate builds that contains the necessary
'mysql' support.

If this build of snort was compiled by you, then re-run the
the ./configure script using the '--with-mysql' switch.
For non-standard installations of a database, the '--with-mysql=DIR'
syntax may need to be used to specify the base directory of the DB install.

See the database documentation for cursory details (doc/README.database).
and the URL to the most recent database plugin documentation.
Fatal Error, Quitting..

the mysql database is present, the contrib/create_mysql was run and the
tables are present, i ran './configure --with-mysql' 'make' 'make install'.

Are there known issues with snort-2.0.0 and mysql support??



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