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[Snort-users] Building snort on OpenBSD

From: Chris Eidem <ceidem_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Mar 15 2012 - 20:10:59 GMT
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I've attempted to build snort- on OpenBSD 5.0 and current (soon to be 5.1) and I am unable to get the dynamic objects to build. I would like to know if anyone has had any luck. In researching the problem, I've read through the archives and I would like to know a couple of things:

- is there any need to build the libdnet as described in or can I use the pkg_add version?
- do I need to use gmake instead of the make in OpenBSD?
- what is the status of --disable-static-daq? Do I need it or not?

I've attempted to build it with as many permutations as probably possible and I've met with no success. I can provide more information, but I would like to narrow down the necessary steps in building daq and snort.

Thanks in advance,
- chris

Chris Eidem
Network Analyst
Prime Alliance Solutions, Inc.

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