[Bro] Debian Packages

Johanna Amann johanna at icir.org
Thu Sep 7 13:13:10 PDT 2017


> Does anyone know why there are so many dependencies for the ‘broctl’
> Debian package (mysql as an example)?

this is caused by recursive dependencies of the software that broctl
depends on. Specifically, broctl has a dependency on a mail server; if
none is installed on debian, the default is exim, which has a dependency
on some mysql/mariadb libraries.

The direct dependency list of broctl is quite short: bro, capstats,
trace-summary, a mail transport agent, python, and python-broccoli.

due to recursive dependencies this gets quite blown up - for a full
dependency graph on debian, see


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