[Snort-users] -bash: /usr/sbin/snort/schemas/create_mysql: Not a directory

Mark Sargent powderkeg at ...11462...
Mon Mar 21 03:03:53 EST 2005

Harper, Patrick wrote:

>You said you were using my FC3 doc, it already installs from source, n
>FC3 all you should have to do is the following. 
>From http://www.internetsecurityguru.com/documents/snort_base_fc3.pdf
>tar -xvzf snort-2.3.0.tar.gz
>cd snort-2.3.0
>../configure --with-mysql
>make install
>groupadd snort
>useradd -g snort snort
>mkdir /etc/snort
>mkdir /etc/snort/rules
>mkdir /var/log/snort
>Hi All,
>Lee, I'm in mysql/bin and if I run, ./mysql -h localhost -u root mysql 
>-p it successfully starts after entering the password. What I don't un, 
>is, why /usr/sbin/snort is reported as not a dir. I installed snort via 
>yum. I can run snort just by typing snort @ the prompt.
>EDIT: Ok, I decided to remove snort via yum and try a source install. I 
>got the following,
>  ERROR: unable to find mysql headers (mysql.h)
>  checked in the following places
>        /usr/include
>        /usr/include/mysql
>        /usr/local/include
>        /usr/local/include/mysql
> whilst doing a ./configure --with-mysql. mysql is here, 
>/usr/local/mysql. How do I get around it..? Cheers.
>Mark Sargent
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Hi All,

yes, Patrick, I'm following your tut..I already had snort installed via 
yum. Anyway, as stated above, I removed the yum installation, and went 
via yr tut installing steps. But, got the error with the ./configure 
--with-mysql and not being able to find that header,

 ERROR: unable to find mysql headers (mysql.h)
 checked in the following places

What is mysql.h.? Any idea why it wouldn't be finding it.? Cheers.

Mark Sargent.

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