[Oisf-users] Suricata Version 4.1.2 rpm binary version not available in epel repo

Edgmand, Craig craig.edgmand at okstate.edu
Thu Feb 21 18:12:33 UTC 2019

Here is my understanding of this..

There was a thread on this a while back.. they won’t update until 4.0 version is EOL.

Suricata EOL policy:  https://suricata-ids.org/about/eol-policy/<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsuricata-ids.org%2Fabout%2Feol-policy%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ccraig.edgmand%40okstate.edu%7C9451ca06c6954db4c6f108d665bbdc32%7C2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964%7C0%7C0%7C636808254868071291&sdata=yE0GRBtPceNm1CRg9eRoRYsyiXf%2BxefcO0zwPjg7fec%3D&reserved=0>

Here was an e-mail from the RPM maintainer.

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!


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Subject: [Oisf-users] Suricata Version 4.1.2 rpm binary version not available in epel repo

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I am running CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core) and have enabled EPEL repo. When i install Suricata IDS/IPS application, I see the below version

# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)
#rpm -qa | grep suricata

Whereas when i look at https://suricata-ids.org/download/<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsuricata-ids.org%2Fdownload%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ccraig.edgmand%40okstate.edu%7C3b757477b89a45b68b7f08d698271a7f%7C2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964%7C0%7C0%7C636863691047884151&sdata=VcF7UcalEspr8S6LguJUFQoEQLarvulaiPl45DnXHeY%3D&reserved=0> i don't see Suricata stable release 4.1.2 as rpm binary in the EPEL repository.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
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