[Snort-users] What are the current default enabled build options?

Bryan Arenal b.arenal at ...11827...
Thu Feb 5 16:51:18 EST 2015

Sorry for following up on my own post but I was just looking at the
output of ''./configure --help" and was noticing that there are some
options with "--enable-X" or "--disable-Y".  If an option is listed
with "--disable-Y", does that mean that it's enabled by default?  And
the opposite be true where things with "--enable-X" are disabled by


On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 1:59 PM, Bryan Arenal <b.arenal at ...11827...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any documentation on what the current default enabled build
> options are for snort?  I just opened up the source and did a
> './configure' and looked in the config.log and see this (in CentOS 7):
> Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man
> --infodir=/usr/share/info
> --with-bugurl=http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla --enable-bootstrap
> --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release
> --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit
> --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-gnu-unique-object
> --enable-linker-build-id --with-linker-hash-style=gnu
> --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,obj-c++,java,fortran,ada,go,lto
> --enable-plugin --enable-initfini-array --disable-libgcj
> --with-isl=/builddir/build/BUILD/gcc-4.8.2-20140120/obj-x86_64-redhat-linux/isl-install
> --with-cloog=/builddir/build/BUILD/gcc-4.8.2-20140120/obj-x86_64-redhat-linux/cloog-install
> --enable-gnu-indirect-function --with-tune=generic
> --with-arch_32=x86-64 --build=x86_64-redhat-linux
> I remember building it before and using --enable-sourcefire but I
> don't see that being enabled as a default or even in the official
> snort src.rpm.  Those being:
> SNORT_BASE_CONFIG="--prefix=%{_prefix} \
>                    --bindir=%{_sbindir} \
>                    --sysconfdir=%{_sysconfdir}/snort \
>                    --with-libpcap-includes=%{_includedir} \
>                    --enable-targetbased \
>                    --enable-control-socket"
> I'm also curious what options most people choose to enable.  I'd think
> --enable-sourcefire would be a minimum.
> Thanks!
> Bryan

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