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Re: [Snort-devel] snort 3 error in config

From: Earl <esammons_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Jul 05 2008 - 05:20:58 GMT

Not seeing this on my CentOS (5.2/current) box. Builds fine but untested.

$rpm -q flex


On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:19:27 -0400 mehdi gholami <> wrote:
>Hi all,
>I hav run and installed snort many times til now, but I can not
>config snortSP 3 since it has released.
>Also please note I intsall all requeirments in my CentOS 5, my
>error rsume is below:
>snortsp-3.0.0.b]# ./configure
>checking for pcap_datalink in -lpcap... yes
>checking for luaL_newstate in -llua... yes
>checking for capable lex... insufficient
>configure: error: Your operating system's lex is insufficient to
>        libsbpf.  flex is a lex replacement that has many
>        including being able to compile libsbpf.  For more
>        information, see
> .
>Please note I have installed flex manually or by yum tool, but it
>does not work? I remmember that I had this error before when I
>wanted to installed snort-inline, that time I installed flex by
>yum tool and continue my job.

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