Apr 172011
 
Suricata 1.1beta2 has brought OpenBSD to the list of supported operating system. I’m a total newbie to OpenBSD so excuse me for the lack of respect of OpenBSD standards and usages in this documentation. Here’s the different step, I’ve used to finalize the port starting from a fresh install of OpenBSD. If you want to use source taken from git, you will need to install building tools:
pkg_add git libtool
automake and autoconf need to be installed to. For a OpenBSD 4.8, one can run:
pkg_add autoconf-2.61p3 automake-1.10.3
For a OpenBSD 5.[01], one can run:
pkg_add autoconf-2.61p3 automake-1.10.3p3
For OpenBDS 5.2:
pkg_add autoconf-2.61p3 automake-1.10.3p6
Autoconf 2.61 is know to work, some other versions triggers a compilation failure. Then you can simply clone the repository and run autogen:
git clone git://phalanx.openinfosecfoundation.org/oisf.git
cd oisf
export AUTOCONF_VERSION=2.61
export AUTOMAKE_VERSION=1.10
./autogen.sh
Before running configure, you need to add the dependencies:
pkg_add gcc pcre libyaml libmagic libnet-1.1.2.1p0
Now, we’re almost done and we can run configure:
CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" CFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib" ./configure --prefix=/opt/suricata
You can now run make and make install to build and install suricata.