[Snort-users] resolved - compress freebsd mysql snort acid

Nigel Houghton nigel at ...1935...
Fri Oct 1 15:05:49 EDT 2004

On  0, snort-users-request at lists.sourceforge.net allegedly wrote:
>    9. resolved - compress freebsd mysql snort acid (Antonio Pericles Oliveira)
> --__--__--
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 18:48:59 -0300 (EST)
> From: "Antonio Pericles Oliveira" <pericles at ...12501...>
> To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
> Subject: [Snort-users] resolved - compress freebsd mysql snort acid
> Hello,
> First, excuse me my poor english.
> I looking to install in my freebsd box a snort + acid + mysql client
> I have erros about "compress" in my_compress.o
> To resolve i make this:
> 1 - i get mysql source and compile the client only (my log box is not my
> freebsd snort box)
>    ./configure --without-server
>    make
>    make install
> 2 - in snort, i get source and compile (when i put
> --with-mysql=3D/usr/local/mysql, i get erros [ ..mysql ... no] )
>    ./configure --with-mysql
>    make
>    make install
> 3 - oks ? no ... when i run snort -v i get erros about
> /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libmysqlclient.so.12" not found
>    ldconfig /usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib/mysql /usr/libexec
>    rehash
> 4 - it=B4s ok! running oks.

Very informative, my suggestion, for those folks not comfortable with
compiling from source, would be to use the ports collection. Where
these steps are done for you.

For example, to install the mysql client you would...

 1. cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql40-client

 2. make install clean

And you're done. You can do the same with snort and specify the MySQL
support on the command line with a "make USE_MYSQL=yes install clean".

If you also install portupgrade, you will be able to keep those ports up to
date much easier also.

One important note, make sure you get your ports collection up to date by
using cvsup (cvsup-without-gui in ports). This is documented very well in
the FreeBSD handbook.

One last thing, ACID is also in the ports collection and installing from
there will also install Apache and MySQL client as dependancies for you too.

    Nigel Houghton      Research Engineer       Sourcefire Inc.
                  Vulnerability Research Team

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