[Oisf-users] Suricata compilation issues with pf_ring

Spransy, Derek dsprans at emory.edu
Tue Sep 22 13:22:54 UTC 2015

Hi Jason,

Can you share which pf_ring packages you've used? I've also installed pf_ring via packages rather than compiling. Here's what I currently have installed:



From: lists at ish.cx <lists at ish.cx> on behalf of Jason Ish <lists at unx.ca>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 5:15 PM
To: Spransy, Derek
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Subject: Re: [Oisf-users] Suricata compilation issues with pf_ring

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 12:53 PM, Spransy, Derek <dsprans at emory.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My apologies if this has been asked and answered previously, but I'm new to the list. I'm attempting to compile Suricata 2.0.8 on RHEL 7 with pf_ring (zero-copy) support. I encountered some problems while running configure during the linking of the pf_ring libraries. I found another listserv post that suggested setting LIBS="-lrt -lnuma" prior to running configure. This does indeed get me past the problems linking pf_ring, but later on I believe it causes issues with linking libpcap and file. The necessary packages are installed, and if I compile Suricata without pf_ring support, everything configures and compiles as expected.
> Here's a link to the output that I get when I compile with the LIBS variable defined, and without:
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3a%2f%2fpastebin.com%2f8TfCAJQ3&data=01%7c01%7cdsprans%40emory.edu%7cac5588eb7ee8415de6bf08d2c2c9bdc1%7ce004fb9cb0a4424fbcd0322606d5df38%7c1&sdata=6bpl2CgNcGTShjQont1TDbus3VZ0YzXwzCjMnww8utk%3d
> And here's a snipped of the errors in config.log when run configure with and without the LIBS variable defined:
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3a%2f%2fpastebin.com%2fSFz0GR26&data=01%7c01%7cdsprans%40emory.edu%7cac5588eb7ee8415de6bf08d2c2c9bdc1%7ce004fb9cb0a4424fbcd0322606d5df38%7c1&sdata=hB4fdb%2fWMZNI0%2fCHkYoYbUx7mA29v%2flI8LmdABlJNn0%3d
> If anyone has seen this previously, can you suggest a workaround? Any help would be appreciated!

I wonder if this has more to do with how PF_RING was built?  I just
used the PF_RING packages for CentOS 7 and build Suricata just fine,
then I built it PF_RING with the latest git checkout and it built just
fine again - I also checked to make sure it was linking against the
pfring enabled libpcap.

Sorry I don't have a better answer for you at this time.


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