Bug 1107770 - Is it possible to build suricata for EPEL?
Summary: Is it possible to build suricata for EPEL?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: suricata
Version: 24
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Grubb
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-06-10 14:57 UTC by bca
Modified: 2016-03-31 05:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: suricata-3.0-1.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-03-31 05:29:26 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to build for epel-7. (1.73 KB, patch)
2014-10-29 16:30 UTC, Jason Ish
no flags Details | Diff
suricata-user.patch (2.67 KB, patch)
2016-02-10 17:18 UTC, Peter Schiffer
no flags Details | Diff

Description bca 2014-06-10 14:57:01 UTC

is it possible to build suricata for EPEL, to make it available on RHEL6?


Comment 1 Jason Ish 2014-10-29 16:30:42 UTC
Created attachment 951843 [details]
Patch to build for epel-7.

Here is a patch that enables the f20 to build for epel-7.  The only change is to not use luajit, and just use liblua support instead.

Additionally, copytruncate is no longer required.

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Comment 4 Peter Schiffer 2016-01-17 01:03:45 UTC
Could this bug be reopened? Suricata is still not available for epel. It would be awesome to have it on both, epel 6 and 7.



Comment 5 Jason Ish 2016-01-18 13:45:00 UTC
If possible I'd like to help out here.  I'm currently part of the Suricata core team and do maintain EL7 Suricata RPMs (based on these Fedora ones) in an external repository and on copr.

Comment 6 Steve Grubb 2016-01-26 13:31:07 UTC
There is a change that I would like to make before pushing it out into EPEL. Currently it runs as root, which is bad. I'd like to change it to run on a "suricata" account. That means fixing file permissions in the rpm specfile. I'd also like to push the same thing into rawhide so that its corrected on Fedora some day. If anyone has time to fix the spec file and attach a patch, I'll take care of the rest. Otherwise I'll see if I can find some spare time to play with this next month. Thanks.

Comment 7 Peter Schiffer 2016-02-10 17:18:25 UTC
Created attachment 1122850 [details]

Hi Steve,

I'm attaching .spec file patch to run suricata under suricata user. I also see, that there is now stable suricata 3.0 release. Do you want to help with rebase as well? It would be great to have 3.0 in epel.


Comment 8 Steve Grubb 2016-02-10 17:49:56 UTC
Thanks. I'll look at the patch next week when I get back from DevConf. I already have another patch moving to 3.0. I'll combine them both for rawhide/F24/EPEL7 and just use the other patch for F23/22. Thanks again for the patch.

Comment 9 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 13:15:26 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 10 Steve Grubb 2016-03-07 20:51:16 UTC
Patch has been applied and new build pushed into rawhide.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2016-03-14 19:42:29 UTC
suricata-3.0-1.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2016-59d44f4fd2

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2016-03-16 02:51:11 UTC
suricata-3.0-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2016-59d44f4fd2

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2016-03-31 05:29:23 UTC
suricata-3.0-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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