[Snort-users] snort and mysql issues

Jacques Brierre jbrierre at ...12536...
Mon Feb 14 12:45:52 EST 2005

Sure you have invoked the version you compiled?
Did you have a previous 'canned' version?

Meaning no insult... this happenned to me.


james smith <jsmith021961 at ...131...> 
Sent by: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
02/14/2005 03:35 PM

snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net

[Snort-users] snort and mysql issues

I recently tried to upgrade a working
snort-2.2.0/mysql/acid installation to a
snort-2.3.0/mysql/base installation.

mysql version was 4.0.21

I moved the previous snort install, config files, etc
and compiled the new snort version by typing:
# ./configure --with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql
# make
# make install

It worked, and the configure script said:
checking for mysql... yes

I then tried to run snort by typing:
# /usr/local/bin/snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -i
eth0 -g snort

I got this error message:
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., rpm,
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'
For non-standard installations of a database, the
syntax may need to be used to specify the base
directory of the DB install.

See the database documentation for cursory details
and the URL to the most recent database plugin
Fatal Error, Quitting..
This sucked, so I moved /usr/local/mysql and mysql
config files, etc. and recompiled & installed a brand
new mysql instance of 4.0.21

Same thing - same error message.

I'm compiling the latest stable mysql to go with
latest stable snort, but while it's running I figured
I would post here.

Any tips or hints would be apprciated.

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