[Bro-Dev] viability of stand-alone (not installed) Bro

Slagell, Adam J slagell at illinois.edu
Mon Jul 29 20:13:29 PDT 2013

I don't think that is intended behavior, but rather an unintended consequence of some of the work on the file analysis framework and shipping with our own magic DB. Perhaps Jon can elaborate more on what it would take to fix this?

On Jul 29, 2013, at 10:09 PM, "Vern Paxson" <vern at icir.org> wrote:

> For various reasons I sometimes like to run Bro out of the directory
> I used to build it, rather than installing it.  With a fresh git pull,
> when doing this I get:
>    % build/src/bro
>    internal error: can't load magic file /usr/local/bro/share/bro/magic: could not find any valid magic files!
>    Abort
> Well harumph.
> However, the reason for this note (rather than a shiny-new-tracker ticket)
> is I'm wondering whether filing the ticket is a lost cause (i.e., the
> current philosophy is it's okay if things only work post "make install") ... ?
>        Vern
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