Snort 2.6.0 FreeBSD Port Problem

You may have read that Snort 2.6.0 is in the FreeBSD ports tree now. I installed the package this morning and learned there is a problem with the specification for the dynamic components. Specifically, from snort.conf:

dynamicpreprocessor directory /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicpreprocessor/
dynamicengine /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/

FreeBSD does not use this structure. Change those entries to:

dynamicpreprocessor directory /usr/local/lib/snort/dynamicpreprocessor/
dynamicengine /usr/local/lib/snort/dynamicengine/

You can also pass the necessary locations via the command line.

I've submitted a FreeBSD PR.


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