[Oisf-devel] libhtp upgrade

Anoop Saldanha anoopsaldanha at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 15:30:48 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Peter Manev <petermanev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 1:49 PM, Victor Julien <victor at inliniac.net> wrote:
>> Anoop's work to upgrade our libhtp support to 0.5.x is pretty much done
>> and ready to be merged.
>> I think this is a good moment to reconsider how we distribute libhtp.
>> Currently we have it merged in our git repo. This is convenient for the
>> users, as they always have the correct libhtp.
>> However, it's a major hassle for us devs, as we need to keep it in sync
>> with the official libhtp. So I would like to remove libhtp from our git
>> repo.
>> I think it is still a good idea to bundle libhtp in our tarball though,
>> that way users will still be able to have the hassle free experience.
>> Any thoughts about this? I was thinking to just script up the tarball
>> creation to include a checkout of libhtp. Not sure how easy it will be
>> to make our autotools play well with this though.
> As long as the stable version's tarball has it (the way it is now)  -
> it is ok for the  the PPA packaging stuff I think, even though we
> compile with non-bundled-htp.

+1 on non-bundled htp.  Easier to stay with the libhtp mainline.
Bundling it along with the suricata tarball seems convenient enough.

Anoop Saldanha

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