Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ubuntu Linux: Argus 3 Installation

If you want to test the latest version of argus with all the features enabled on Ubuntu Linux, here's the fastest way, just follow the steps below -

I use stow to manage argus source -

shell>sudo apt-get install stow
shell>mkdir /usr/local/stow

Install mysql server -

shell>sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Install software dependencies for argus clients -

shell>sudo apt-get install flex bison libpcap-dev libmysqlclient-dev libncurses5-dev libreadline-dev libgeoip-dev libpcre3-dev

Now download argus and its client suite -


Install argus -

shell>tar xvzf argus-
shell>cd argus-
shell>./configure --prefix=/usr/local/stow/argus-
shell>sudo make && make install

Install argus client -

shell>tar xvzf argus-clients-
shell>cd argus-clients-
shell>./configure --with-libpcre --prefix=/usr/local/stow/argusc-
shell>sudo make && make install

Now you can use stow to link them to default PATH(/usr/local/sbin and /usr/local/bin) so that you don't need to define full path when running argus -

shell>cd /usr/local/stow
shell>sudo stow argus-
shell>sudo stow argusc-

Done and you can start testing argus for fun!

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