[Snort-users] Cannot execute binary file

James Lay jlay at ...13475...
Wed Sep 4 12:54:57 EDT 2013

On 2013-09-04 10:48, Joel Esler wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2013, at 12:13 PM, SnortFan <SnortFan at ...131... [1]> wrote:
>> I'm not passing any configure options. On the snort site it has the
>> latest version for download. Is there a repository of older
>> versions? I don't want to jump to the latest until I am ready to
>> move all my sensors to the latest at once.
>> Here's my install:
>> tar xzvf snort-
>> cd snort-
>> ./configure
> Make this line “./configure —enable-sourcefire"
>> make
>> make install
>> I'm also installing prior to the snort install:
>> yum install -y gcc gcc-c++ flex bison zlib zlib-devel libpcap
>> libpcap-devel pcre pcre-devel tcpdump ncsd libtool mysql mysql-devel
>> libdnet-1.11
>> daq-2.0.0
>> The script I'm using is a prior employee's script. I probably don't
>> need to the mysql and mysql-devel
> You’ll need it if you want to log to a db.
> --
> Senior Research Engineer, VRT
> OpenSource Community Manager
> Sourcefire

Sounds like you've got the tarball so that should work.  Do your config 
and make, and before you make install do a:

cd src
file snort

What's the output of that?


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