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

Robin Sommer (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Tue May 19 02:50:01 PDT 2015

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Robin Sommer commented on BIT-1397:

@vern: an ordinary user can use "bro", but not necessarily broctl, as that keeps state information. That's generally ok, I think.

@daniel: would be good if "broctl --help" worked for any user, independent of being root and who installed it. That shouldn't be difficult, no? Also, for other commands, could you add a check that makes sure the user running broctl has the right permissions, and give an corresponding error message otherwise?

> 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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