[Bro] IP address parsing l10n problem

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Tue Nov 24 13:19:53 PST 2015

There is already a ticket for this issue:

If you run this:
LANG=C  /sbin/ifconfig -a

Does it still show the German localized output?


On 11/24/2015 02:03 PM, Sven Dreyer wrote:
> 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.
> Running
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Sven

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