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Re: Easy way to see what options Snort was configured with?
From: Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:10:06 -0500

No, there's not like that at this time.  But pkg-config is required to build Snort afaik.

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Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager
Sourcefire

On Dec 11, 2012, at 5:03 PM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 () gmail com> wrote:

No.  Since Snort is so configurable when it comes to build/compile
options,I was hoping that there was something built into the binary
where one would be able to list its capabilities.  A lot of snort
binaries are shipped/included with multiple products, and often they
are embedded parts of a larger system so it isn't straightforward to
see how they were built or even to use tools such as pkg-config.

Thanks!

-Mike Cox

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com> wrote:
For example:

$ pkg-config --cflags snort

Does that help?

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Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager
Sourcefire

On Dec 10, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 () gmail com> wrote:

I'm looking at old(er) pre-compiled snort binaries (v2.8 and early
v2.9) that I didn't create.  I am trying to figure out how to
determine what options they were compiled/built with (e.g. zlib, etc.)
without having to endure onerous manual tests..  I looked at 'snort
--help' but did not see an option to dump the current Snort complied
capabilities.  I'm sure I'm missing something simple here so sorry
about that but since there are a lot of configuration options that
translate into compiled capabilities and also a lot of configurable
variabilities with the Snort configuration file, I thought there would
be some easy way to see what what compiled in (and as an aside, what
is enabled given an ad-hoc config file).

Thanks!

-Mike Cox

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