Snort Reinstall Failure!



  • I updated the Snort package this morning.  The installation failed.  See the attached screenshot.  The installation removed the old package and now I have nothing.  What to do.  I rebooted and attempted to reinstall again with the same failure.



  • @denningsrogue:

    I updated the Snort package this morning.  The installation failed.  See the attached screenshot.  The installation removed the old package and now I have nothing.  What to do.  I rebooted and attempted to reinstall again with the same failure.

    This should be fixed now.  I mistakenly left two deleted files in the package manifest.  Submitted the fix a few minutes ago and the pfSense Team merged it to production.

    Sorry,
    Bill



  • Hi

    Thank you so much Bill for all your great work on Snort and Suricata!

    I ran into a problem 1-2 months ago with Snort before I switched to Suricata and just never found the time to report it. I was updating Snort and the installation script proceeded as usual to remove the old package but then my internet connection failed and the new package couldn't be downloaded and the installation aborted leaving me with no Snort at all. Perhaps it would be better to download the package first and only then proceed with the actual installation. I'm not sure if this issue is still present or related to the above post because I can't see the screenshot but I thought I'd report it.

    Suricata is working great, thanks again.



  • @pfff:

    Hi

    Thank you so much Bill for all your great work on Snort and Suricata!

    I ran into a problem 1-2 months ago with Snort before I switched to Suricata and just never found the time to report it. I was updating Snort and the installation script proceeded as usual to remove the old package but then my internet connection failed and the new package couldn't be downloaded and the installation aborted leaving me with no Snort at all. Perhaps it would be better to download the package first and only then proceed with the actual installation. I'm not sure if this issue is still present or related to the above post because I can't see the screenshot but I thought I'd report it.

    Suricata is working great, thanks again.

    The process for downloading and installing packages is handled by the pfSense core code.  The packages themselves have no control over that.  There have been suggestions for improvements in this area posted on the pfSense Redmine Bug Tracking site.  One of those suggestions was to first download and verify the new package before removing the old one.

    Bill