[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1397) broctl --help is mysterious

Vern Paxson (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Sun May 17 12:19:00 PDT 2015

    [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1397?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=20710#comment-20710 ] 

Vern Paxson commented on BIT-1397:

No, I don't have write access.  I had expected that ordinary users can run Bro after it's installed - is that wrong?  (In any case, the error message sure is cryptic!)

I installed from source.

> broctl --help is mysterious
> ---------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-1397
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1397
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: BroControl
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>         Environment: MacOS Mavericks
>            Reporter: Vern Paxson
> For a newly installed Bro 2.4 beta, issuing "{{broctl --help}}" yields the cryptic output:
> {{Error: unable to open database file: /usr/local/bro/spool/state.db}}

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