[Oisf-users] Question for CentOS/RHEL Suricata Users

Jason Taylor jtfas90 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 13:09:24 UTC 2018

Hi Craig,

According to https://suricata-ids.org/about/eol-policy/

It looks like the 4.0.x branch would go EOL once 4.1 has a couple of point
released (e.g. 4.1.2)

Of course Victor and team will likely have more specific ideas as far as


On Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 15:07 Edgmand, Craig <craig.edgmand at okstate.edu wrote:

> For clarification, when would the current stable version of 4.1.X rpm be
> released?
> Does OISF continue to release 4.0.7, 4.0.8, etc...   or do they focus on
> 4.1.x?
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> Subject: [Oisf-users] Question for CentOS/RHEL Suricata Users
> Hi All,
> For anyone using CentOS/RHEL/etc. is there an interest in having the
> latest and greatest available in RPM format?
> For some background, the general guidelines around packages in EPEL is to
> maintain package stability over latest and greatest. Following in that
> spirit the EPEL package is usually the oldest stable/supported version of
> suricata, for example suricata-4.0.6 is what is currently available in EPEL.
> EPEL will track the 4.0.x series until it becomes EOL then it will get
> updated to the newest release.
> That being said, it's possible to do builds in COPR that are the newest
> packages for CentOS/RHEL and use at least the same configuration/build
> flags we use in the EPEL releases. It's also possible to do hyperscan
> enabled suricata builds for EL with COPR.
> Also, if you aren't using the EPEL RPM package why not? We obviously want
> to make the package usable by as many people as possible so any feedback is
> appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!
> JT
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