Ubuntu Installation - Personal Package Archives (PPA)

The latest Suricata stable and beta packages are available for Ubuntu in a Ubuntu PPA (launchpad).

Currently the following Ubuntu versions are available both in 32bit and 64bit:
  • 10.04 Lucid
  • 12.04 Precise
  • 12.10 Quantal
  • 13.04 Raring
  • 13.10 Saucy

https://launchpad.net/~oisf/+archive/suricata-stable

Installation

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

Upgrading is simple:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Remove

To remove Suricata from your system:

sudo apt-get remove suricata

Beta releases

If you would like to help test the beta 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.

https://launchpad.net/~oisf/+archive/suricata-beta

Daily releases

If you would like to help test the daily build packages from our latest git 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.

https://launchpad.net/~oisf/+archive/suricata-daily