[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1166) installation does not take place in given prefix entirely

Jon Siwek (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Mon Jul 7 07:46:07 PDT 2014

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Jon Siwek commented on BIT-1166:

Adding a configure option, {{--localstatedir}}, to set where the{{var}} dir goes should not be that difficult.

> installation does not take place in given prefix entirely
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-1166
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1166
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro, BroControl
>    Affects Versions: git/master
>            Reporter: Matthias Vallentin
>              Labels: build
>             Fix For: 2.4
> When configuring Bro to remain in a given prefix, say {{/opt/bro}}, the installation of BroControl still attempts to create a spool directory outside of the prefix:
> {code}
> ./configure --prefix=/opt/bro
> make
> make install
> [...]
> CMake Error at aux/broctl/cmake_install.cmake:200 (FILE):
>   file cannot create directory: /var/opt/bro/spool.  Maybe need
>   administrative privileges.
> {code}

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