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Bug 1510261 - Review Request: bro - A network security monitoring and analysis platform
Summary: Review Request: bro - A network security monitoring and analysis platform
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-07 03:35 UTC by Derek Ditch
Modified: 2017-11-07 14:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-11-07 14:08:51 UTC

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Description Derek Ditch 2017-11-07 03:35:20 UTC
Spec URL:

I'd like to submit an update for the current bro package to be included in Fedora and EPEL. I am a core developer and maintainer of the RockNSM ( project and I maintain a number of packages for EL7 that are either custom tools developed for the ROCK project or backports from Fedora. This is my first package, so I need a sponsor.

I cleaned up a lot of the existing bro package, including fixing some paths and package dependencies according to how they're actually used. I also introduce a `bro-devel` package that allows me to build bro plugins without requiring the full source tree. Admittedly, it's not the most elegant solution, but the way the cmake build system is used for the bro project, it's the cleanest I could come up with.

Once I get a good understanding of this process, I have some additional related packages to submit. capstats needs `setcap` on the binary for example.

Fedora Account System Username: dcode

Comment 1 Derek Ditch 2017-11-07 03:36:05 UTC
Oh, here's a link to the latest successful build on my Copr repo:

Comment 2 Derek Ditch 2017-11-07 04:43:27 UTC
I'd like to update that this to the latest build. I found an issue where jemalloc was causing segfaults. gperftools is the recommended malloc library anyhow, so I removed jemalloc.

Spec URL:



Comment 3 Artur Iwicki 2017-11-07 09:43:08 UTC
>License: BSD-3-Clause
The Licensing page says that for 3-clause BSD, the short identifier is simply "BSD".

COPYING should probably go under %license, not %doc.

Comment 4 Robert-André Mauchin 2017-11-07 14:08:51 UTC
Bro is already packaged. If you require an update, please contact the maintainers (List here

There's an automatic bug report for the update: You could add a comment to tell the maintainers to move their buttocks.

Closing as ERRATA.

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