[Bro] IP address parsing l10n problem

Sven Dreyer sven at dreyer-net.de
Tue Nov 24 12:03:29 PST 2015

Dear list,

I run bro 2.4.1 in a manager+proxy+worker configuration. When running 
"broctl status" on the manager, I get:

Error: must run broctl only on manager node

Although I am on the manager node.

This seems to arise from around line 163 in 
/usr/lib/broctl/BroControl/execute.py, which tries to eliminate the 
string "addr:" in ifconfig's output.

Unfortunately, the german localized ifconfig output contains "Adresse:", 
so in my case this prefix does not match "addr:" and is not removed.


LANG= broctl status

makes broctl run as expected.

Just wanted to let you know about it, since it took some time to figure 
out the problem is l10n related.


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