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Old 11-10-2003, 02:06 AM   #1
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How to install snort-which way?


If I run snort-2.0.4-1.src.rpm, will it install snort and its source?
If yes, where can I find the source?
Can I use snort-2.0.4-1.i386.rpm to install also?
Can I also use snort-2.0.4.tar.gz to install?
Can I say that there are 3 different ways to install snort?

So, what is the difference between these three methods?
Thanks
James
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:21 AM   #2
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If I run snort-2.0.4-1.src.rpm, will it install snort and its source?
Snort no, source yes.


If yes, where can I find the source?
On a default RH box, in the /usr/src/REDHAT tree.
If you build rpm's as root do "rpm -bb /usr/src/REDHAT/SPECS/snort.spec" to build the snort rpm.


Can I use snort-2.0.4-1.i386.rpm to install also?
Yes. Also.


Can I also use snort-2.0.4.tar.gz to install?
Also, yes.


Can I say that there are 3 different ways to install snort?
Yes you can.


*You can also apologise for crossposting another thread three times...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:29 AM   #3
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Sorry about that. It's just that I am new and I am eager to learn. Hope you will forgive me.
James
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:58 AM   #4
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what i usually do is for all new programs (i.e those that didnt come prepackaged in the redhat ISO), i usually download the tar.gz

but thats just coz i like the way it unpacks into a directory of choice

but for updates and errata's i go with the src.rpm or compiled binaries coz i kinda feel it works faster

Then again I prolly feel that way coz i dont really understand linux all that well yet
 
  


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