[Snort-users] Gentoo Linux Snort Users

Nigel Houghton nhoughton at ...1935...
Thu Feb 24 15:08:19 EST 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:35:30 -0500, Jason Wallace wrote:
> Howdy!
> Just wanted to give an update on the current Snort ebuild and the
> ebuilds for some snort related packages.
> Snort-
> This was committed to portage this afternoon, so it should hit the
> mirror near you in the next 24-48 hrs. The ebuild was delayed due to a
> bug we found when trying to compile with the dynamicplugins USE flag
> disabled. The Sourcefire folks provided a patch for this.
> The ebuild is currently stable for amd64 and unstable for x86. The
> unstable is due to the prelude package being unstable. I'm considering
> yanking support for Prelude from the ebuild. This is something that
> should be handled by Barnyard2 anyways. If you are violently opposed
> to dropping Prelude support, then shoot me an email. Also, I will
> likely drop the ipv6 USE flag in the next version and hard code in
> ipv6 support. This is due to the difference between ipv4 and ipv6 and
> how that affects ipvar/portvar and var.
> I've gotten a number of emails from Gentoo folks looking for
> config.log and build.log when working bugs with SF. Since the build
> environment gets cleaned up after the package is installed these were
> not available. With the ebuild you can now find both of these
> files in the "support" directory in the package's doc directory.
> daq-0.5
> This ebuild is currently stable for amd64 and unstable for x86. This
> will likely stabilize when Snort does. This version does not have the
> buffer_size_mb fix in it. I'll roll an -r1 version to include this fix
> some time soon.
> Barnyard2-1.9
> This ebuild is marked unstable for both amd64 and x86. The ebuild is
> fairly new, that is why it is not stabilized yet. There are some
> issues with this ebuild. It currently only supports the database
> output plugins and those plugins that get compiled by default. The is
> no ipv6 support. Barnyard2 currently does not compile with
> --enable-ipv6. I've bugged this upstream.
> The above are all in the main portage tree. The following packages
> have been committed to the Sunrise Overlay
> (http://overlays.gentoo.org/proj/sunrise). I'm working with the dev's
> to get these into the main distro tree, but they live in Sunrise for
> now.
> Pulledpork-0.5
> No known issues.
> daemonlogger-1.2.1
> No known issues. Supports both tap and logging mode in the init scripts.
> hogger-2.1
> No known issues.
> If you want to help out with any of these packages or you just want
> access to them before they are committed to the trees, you can add my
> Github repository as an overly https://github.com/wally3514/Gentoo.
> This is a development space so YMMV.
> thx,
> Wally


Thanks for all your work on this, I'm sure there's plenty of Gentoo 
users who will appreciate your efforts. Good job.

Nigel Houghton
Head Mentalist
SF VRT Department of Intelligence Excellence
http://vrt-blog.snort.org/ && http://labs.snort.org/

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