[Snort-users] Errors installing SNORT 2.9 to SuSE Linux 12.2 - rpm or tar.gz

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Fri Mar 22 20:33:51 EDT 2013

Can you copy and paste the commands you are typing and the errors you are getting?

Joel Esler
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On Mar 22, 2013, at 5:35 PM, "Kurt Jensen CISSP" <kjensencissp at ...11827...> wrote:

> Hello Group,
> I have been attempting to install the latest rpm OR .tar.gz of SNORT to my fairly plain test instance of SuSE 12.2 I use for student work and testing of what I know, other tools etc.  The system is an i386 32bit Toshiba laptop booting directly into SuSE 12.2, and the trouble is with Snort installation.
> Here is what is happening that I could definitely use help with:
> While in the case of the .tar.gz version the “configure phase” worked fine once I had all the pre-install required dependency connected libraries and packages, and finished as far as I can tell w/o errors.  Yet when I try to run make it refers to a number of directories it enters and exits with an error saying for example “there is nothing to do for all” and then “make[5] there is no rule to build” etc.  I have been researching this a lot and come up with no direct answers.  My GUESS is it is looking for a rule package but I have not been able to find a free one yet to download if that is the problem. I am a student on this and do not wish to buy any rules, I can just use the most basic ones out there as I get started and was surprised to find it seems none are included to start out with and finish an install?
> “rpm” method:  When I downloaded and tried installing the rpm version instead using SuSE YaST software manager/install tool (GUI) the process begins but always errors out saying it failed/cannot complete with the error “nothing provides libcrypto.so.10” but my SUSE install has SSH and several GNU and/or other crypto libraries I just added (with source/development libraries) yet none of these work?
> Any assistance is greatly appreciated and what am I missing?
> Lars Jensen
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