[Bro] bro on freebsd 7-RC1

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Mon Mar 10 13:00:53 PDT 2008

--On Monday, March 10, 2008 13:47:27 -0500 Randolph Reitz <rreitz at fnal.gov> 

> On Mar 7, 2008, at   4:30, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> I'm the FreeBSD port maintainer for bro.  I'm running 7.0 RELEASE
>> (i386), and
>> I'm not having a problems compiling bro.  (I just compiled it after
>> reading
>> your email.)  Make sure that your sources, kernel and ports are up
>> to date and
>> try it again.  Also, what architechture are you trying to compile
>> on?  I'm
>> running i386 SMP.
> I didn't notice the bro port.  Yes, the bro port compiles fine on
> 7.0-RELEASE.  You get bro-1.2.1 which is the current stable release.  I was
> trying to compile bro-1.3.2 which is the current development release.
> Are FreeBSD ports made for development releases?

In general, no.  FreeBSD devel ports are usually the libraries associated with 
or required by a port.

I thought about creating one for the devel release, but the problem is, the 
code is constantly changing, so maintaining the port would be a PITA.  It's 
much easier to maintain a stable release version.

However, when I said "I'm not having any problems compiling bro", I was 
referring to the 1.3.1 devel release that you were trying to compile.  I 
downloaded and compiled it before posting my response.

Did you ever say what ARCH you're running?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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