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Re: Bug #173254 Submitted: Snort In Stable "Unusable"

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 10:36:52AM +0100, Sander Smeenk wrote:
> Therefore I would more like to either remove the entire package *OR* add
> a debconf / other intrusive warning that tells users that the package
> gives them a fake sense of security and instead they should considder
> installing snort 1.9.0 from source by doing apt-get source -b
> snort from the unstable archives or by building it themselves.

A third option might be to create a "snort-tracker" package that makes
it easier to build an up-to-date snort binary, complete with up-to-date
rules.  Similar to pine-tracker, but for a different purpose.

I'm not sure if that would be feasible, though.  Does snort require
significant patching to comply with our filesystem policies?


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