[Bro-Dev] Geo Location Plugin

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Tue Oct 21 14:16:27 PDT 2014

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:59 -0400, you wrote:

> > Maybe they'd ship with a configure hook that the main configure
> > searches all plugins for; or something to that effect.
> We're just fighting against the non-existence of a package manager
> right now. :)

True, but I don't see us having one for the next release, and I'd
rather have a solid mechanism in place that we remove later, than just
some hack for which we don't know how long it will have to last.

Seems the consensus is that we want some plugins compile along with
Bro by default. I have a few smaller things on my list for the plugin
stuff that I still want to do, I'll add this to it and mull over it a
bit more then.  (Btw, another piece here is getting plugins that
compile with Bro to also install with the global "make install").

> I like plan #2 the best for now too.  Although I guess without doing
> the configure option thing, it would turn things like geoip into a
> required dependency.

It could still be an optional dependency; the plugin just wouldn't be
compiled if it doesn't find geoip.


Robin Sommer * ICSI/LBNL * robin at icir.org * www.icir.org/robin

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