Problem installing snort on pfSense 2.2.4



  • I tried to install the snort 3.2.6 package on pfSense 2.2.4, But the installation hangs up on "Loading package instructions…". When i click on the Dashboard i get error message "pfSense has detected a crash report or programming bug. Click here for more information."

    Crash report begins.  Anonymous machine information:

    i386
    10.1-RELEASE-p15
    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p15 #0 c5ab052(releng/10.1)-dirty: Sat Jul 25 20:25:50 CDT 2015    root@pfs22-i386-builder:/usr/obj.i386/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.10

    Crash report details:

    PHP Errors:
    [30-Jul-2015 23:52:53 Europe/Stockholm] PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required '/usr/local/pkg/snort/snort_defs.inc' (include_path='.:/etc/inc:/usr/local/www:/usr/local/captiveportal:/usr/local/pkg') in /usr/local/pkg/snort/snort.inc on line 40
    [30-Jul-2015 23:57:05 Europe/Stockholm] PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required '/usr/local/pkg/snort/snort_defs.inc' (include_path='.:/etc/inc:/usr/local/www:/usr/local/captiveportal:/usr/local/pkg') in /usr/local/pkg/snort/snort.inc on line 40

    Same error pfsense boot, installation of snort and trying to remove or reinstall the package (Its not possible to remove the package..).

    Crash report begins.  Anonymous machine information:

    i386
    10.1-RELEASE-p15
    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p15 #0 c5ab052(releng/10.1)-dirty: Sat Jul 25 20:25:50 CDT 2015    root@pfs22-i386-builder:/usr/obj.i386/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.10

    Crash report details:

    PHP Errors:
    [30-Jul-2015 23:52:53 Europe/Stockholm] PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required '/usr/local/pkg/snort/snort_defs.inc' (include_path='.:/etc/inc:/usr/local/www:/usr/local/captiveportal:/usr/local/pkg') in /usr/local/pkg/snort/snort.inc on line 40



  • All of the required package files are not downloading.  The hang at "Loading package instructions…" means the pfSense package installer is having problems reading the files off the Packages repository server.  How long did you wait at the "Loading package instructions..." screen?  Once you navigate away from that page, the installation process will cancel and you will be left with an incomplete install.

    This is not specifically a Snort problem, but rather indicates an issue with network connectivity between your box and the pfSense Packages Repository server.

    Bill



  • @bmeeks:

    All of the required package files are not downloading.  The hang at "Loading package instructions…" means the pfSense package installer is having problems reading the files off the Packages repository server.  How long did you wait at the "Loading package instructions..." screen?  Once you navigate away from that page, the installation process will cancel and you will be left with an incomplete install.

    This is not specifically a Snort problem, but rather indicates an issue with network connectivity between your box and the pfSense Packages Repository server.

    Bill

    Thanks for reply. I left the computer on and waited about 2 hours because I was afraid something like that would happen.
    Well well sometimes you are just unlucky. I will export my settings and do a fresh install of pfSense.


  • Galactic Empire Netgate

    Is there a reason you're using i386 arch pfSense?



  • @ivor:

    Is there a reason you're using i386 arch pfSense?

    No, not really, I dont remember why I choose it when I first installed pfSense (I have been running it for about 2 years now). Maybe it wasnt stable enough back then. But I have made a new installation with 64-bit version now. I know its recommended, thanks :)


  • Galactic Empire Netgate

    @ciph:

    @ivor:

    Is there a reason you're using i386 arch pfSense?

    No, not really, I dont remember why I choose it when I first installed pfSense (I have been running it for about 2 years now). Maybe it wasnt stable enough back then. But I have made a new installation with 64-bit version now. I know its recommended, thanks :)

    Nice !