[Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have pr oblems !!

Juan Fernandez Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...
Mon Sep 13 10:04:09 EDT 2004

I tried the command an hour ago:

This is what I recive:

[root at ...12378... snortinstall]# yum install openssl
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
openssl is installed and is the latest version.
No actions to take

I cant belive this is happening to me....

I found that it says the same about allmount all the dependencis in looking

I cant belive I will need to reinstall a sensor just because of dependencis
problems. Now I understand why nobody uses Linux.

Maybe to insert the distribution cd's and install every package ?

I must get it working !!!

Thanks !!

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Potts [mailto:RSPOTTS at ...10713...] 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 7:44 PM
To: Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...
Subject: RE: [Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have pr
oblems !!

 try using yum to install any missing packages. Yum is new with fedora
core 1. the command would be something like this to install ssl:
yum install openssl

if you don't have yum, you will probably need to get it off an ftp site
or the cds you installed with.

This way you will get all the dependencies with the package and a lot
fewer headaches. You will still have to install your snort rpm by hand.

I hope this helps some.

Ryan Potts
PC Support Analyst
IT Dept.
UNM Hospitals
rspotts at ...10713...

>>> Juan Fernandez <Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...> 9/13/2004 9:17:43 AM

I agree with you.

But my boss dosen't care,

I must bring up those machines somehow !!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Butcher, ISC/ISYS [mailto:Alex.Butcher at ...11254...] 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 5:59 PM
To: Juan Fernandez; 'snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still
problems !!

Hi Juan -

--On 13 September 2004 15:54 +0300 Juan Fernandez 
<Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...> wrote:

> I us fedora core 1 (now I am trying to install the sensor from the
> of Patrick harper) .
> When I try to install snort-mysql-2.1.3-0.fdr.1.i386.rpm I receive
> next:

[snip tale of woe]

All the problems you're experiencing are essentially down to your 
self-acknowledged lack of experience with Linux distributions and 
commonly-used packages within. None of your problems are
snort-specific, so 
I respectfully suggest that you get some books and/or training on the 
distro you're using, then revisit setting up a snort-based NIDS. You
to learn to walk before you can run.

As far as recommended books: <http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm/>, 

Alternatively, if you just want a working NIDS, you might be better-off

getting your employer to shell out some cash for one of the ready-built

snort-based NIDS appliances, such as Sourcefire.

Best Regards and Good Luck!
Alex Butcher: Security & Integrity, Personal Computer Systems Group
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