Ubuntu Installation - Personal Package Archives (PPA)¶
The latest Suricata git/dev, stable and beta packages are available for Ubuntu in a Ubuntu PPA (launchpad).
The Suricata packages are available for the official and supported Ubuntu OS versions both in 32bit and 64bit:
- 12.04 Precise
- 14.04 Trusty
- 15.04 Vivid
- 15.10 Wily
- 16.04 Xenial
To setup to install the latest stable Suricata, do:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-stable sudo apt-get update
Then you can install the latest stable Suricata with:
sudo apt-get install suricata
or for the Suricata package with build in (enabled) debugging!
sudo apt-get install suricata-dbg
After installation, continue with the Basic Setup.
Upgrading is simple:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
To remove Suricata from your system:
sudo apt-get remove suricata
Beta or RC releases¶
If you would like to help test the beta or RC packages the same procedures as above applies, we're just using another PPA "suricata-beta".
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-beta sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
You can use both the suricata-stable and suricata-beta repositories together. Suricata will then always be the latest release, stable or beta.
If you would like to help test the daily build packages from our latest git(dev) repository , the same procedures as above applies, we're just using another PPA "suricata-daily".
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Please have in mind this is packaged from our latest development git master.
We are doing our best to make you aware of continuing development and items within the engine that are not yet complete or optimal. With this in mind, please
notice the list we have included of known items we are working on. See http://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/issues
for an up to date list and to report new issues.
See http://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/wiki/Known_issues for a discussion and time line for the major issues.