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Re: Snort 2.9.0 packages for RHEL?
From: Ryan Jordan <ryan.jordan () sourcefire com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:07:51 -0400

Hello Olivier, responses inline:

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Olivier Bilodeau <obilodeau () inverse ca> wrote:
Hi,

Do you guys plan to release RPMs for snort 2.9.0 on RedHat Enterprise
Linux 5.0?

No. Snort 2.9.0 and the DAQ library rely on libpcap version 1.0 or
above, but RHEL 5 only supplies libpcap 0.9. As a result, we are
unable to provide RPMs that will install on RHEL 5. Red Hat's
"rawhide" distribution contains libpcap 1.0, so I would expect this
problem to be solved when RHEL 6 is released.

If not, is there something in your modified GPL license that would
prevent us from hosting a yum repo for that?

Snort is still GPL, you can modify and redistribute to your heart's
content. You will also need to repackage libpcap 1.0+ for RHEL 5,
hopefully in such a way that it doesn't break apps which depend on
libpcap 0.9.

-Ryan

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