[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-2.9.0.4
> 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 2.9.0.4 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

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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