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Feature #1216

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Debian repository

Added by god lol over 7 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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The official wiki recommends installing Suricata via "sudo make install" which is maintenance hell: https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/wiki/Debian_Installation
According to bug https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/issues/378 there is Debian build server might be available.
It would be great if installation through debian repository is recommended as a proper official way to do things - if such repository does not exist it would be great to have it in addition to ubuntu ppa.

Actions #1

Updated by Victor Julien over 7 years ago

  • Subject changed from Debian install outdated - no repo to Debian repository
  • Assignee set to Anonymous
  • Target version set to TBD

Not sure what the 'outdated' referred to.

Actions #2

Updated by Victor Julien over 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from TBD to Packaging/PPA
Actions #3

Updated by Andreas Herz over 5 years ago

I guess he means the outdated suricata version included in debian itself.

Actions #4

Updated by Peter Manev over 5 years ago

There is packaging available for both Debian and Ubuntu. The difference is that for Ubuntu we support our own Ubuntu PPA packaging where we make the latest Suricata versions a available right after every release. The Debian repository (for Jessie for example) currently has Suricata 2.0.7 - which is lagging behind.

We can consider adding Debian packaging to provide the latest versions.

Actions #5

Updated by Peter Manev over 5 years ago

Peter Manev wrote:

There is packaging available for both Debian and Ubuntu. The difference is that for Ubuntu we support our own Ubuntu PPA packaging where we make the latest Suricata versions available right after every release. The Debian repository (for Jessie for example) currently has Suricata 2.0.7 - which is lagging behind.

We can consider adding Debian packaging to provide the latest versions.

Actions #6

Updated by Victor Julien over 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Suricata is kept up to date in Debian Backports as well now.

Actions #7

Updated by Victor Julien over 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Support to Feature
Actions #8

Updated by Victor Julien about 3 years ago

  • Effort set to high
  • Difficulty set to low
Actions #9

Updated by Andreas Herz over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to Community Ticket
Actions #10

Updated by Timo Sigurdsson over 1 year ago

I would like to second this feature request of a Debian repository.

1) At the moment, there are no backports for the current stable release (Buster). And for oldstable (Stretch), the backports are stuck at 4.1.2 as well.

2) Even if the backporting activity would resume, it's only a matter of time until a gap between the maintenance releases and backports arises again. That is, when the freeze period for the next release begins, backports to stable will also be stuck at whatever version was "frozen" for the next Debian release. So. I don't think the backports repository is the best place for a stable and maintained package archive.

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