Suricata 6.0.6 fails to compile with pf_ring 8

Hi
I’m trying to compile Suricata 6.0.6 with pf_ring 8 on Debian 10 with kernel 4.19.0-21-amd64, but it fails with the error

ERROR! --enable-pfring was passed but the library version is < 6, go get it
from http://www.ntop.org/products/pf_ring/

PF_RING installation

git clone https://github.com/ntop/PF_RING.git /root/PF_RING
cd /root/PF_RING/kernel
make && make install
insmod ./pf_ring.ko
cd /root/PF_RING/userland
make && make install

Modinfo

root@proxy01:~/suricata-6.0.6# modinfo pf_ring
filename:       /lib/modules/4.19.0-21-amd64/kernel/net/pf_ring/pf_ring.ko
alias:          net-pf-27
version:        8.3.0
description:    Packet capture acceleration and analysis
author:         ntop.org
license:        GPL
srcversion:     AEAD4B1122BFB356A2A3951
depends:
retpoline:      Y
name:           pf_ring
vermagic:       4.19.0-21-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           min_num_slots:Min number of ring slots (uint)
parm:           perfect_rules_hash_size:Perfect rules hash size (uint)
parm:           enable_tx_capture:Set to 1 to capture outgoing packets (uint)
parm:           enable_frag_coherence:Set to 1 to handle fragments (flow coherence) in clusters (uint)
parm:           enable_ip_defrag:Set to 1 to enable IP defragmentation(only rx traffic is defragmentead) (uint)
parm:           quick_mode:Set to 1 to run at full speed but with upto one socket per interface (uint)
parm:           force_ring_lock:Set to 1 to force ring locking (automatically enable with rss) (uint)
parm:           enable_debug:Set to 1 to enable PF_RING debug tracing into the syslog, 2 for more verbosity (uint)
parm:           transparent_mode:(deprecated) (uint)

Suricata Installation

wget https://www.openinfosecfoundation.org/download/suricata-6.0.6.tar.gz
tar xf suricata-6.0.6.tar.gz
cd suricata-6.0.6/
CFLAGS="-O0 -ggdb"  ./configure --enable-python --enable-pfring --enable-geoip --disable-gccmarch-native --with-libjansson --prefix=/usr/ --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --with-libpfring-includes=/usr/local/pfring/include/ --with-libpfring-libraries=/usr/local/pfring/lib/ --with-libpcap-includes=/usr/local/pfring/include/ --with-libpcap-libraries=/usr/local/pfring/lib/ --with-libnss-libraries=/usr/lib --with-libnss-includes=/usr/include/nss/ --with-libnspr-libraries=/usr/lib --with-libnspr-includes=/usr/include/nspr --with-libgeoip-includes=/usr/include --with-libgeoip-libraries=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

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   ERROR! --enable-pfring was passed but the library version is < 6, go get it
   from http://www.ntop.org/products/pf_ring/

I have the same problem.
env:
os: rhel 8.2
suricata: 6.0.6
pfring: 8.2.0

When run ./configure with enable-pfring, it say “–enable-pfring was passed but the library version is < 6”, please take a look thanks.

Can someone open a ticket for this?

Hi,
Can you post the config.log file?

This is interesting, Suricata 6.0.6 compiles fine with PF_RING 8.2.0 on
RHEL7

LIBS=“-lrt” ./configure --prefix=/opt/suricata --enable-pfring=yes --with-libpfring-includes=/usr/include --with-libpfring-libraries=/usr/lib --with-libhs-includes=/usr/local/include/hs --with-libhs-libraries=/usr/local/lib64 --enable-af-packet=no

Greg

yes, I try ok on rhel7 with suricata6.0.4 too.

config.log (184.1 KB)
Please take a look, thanks.

Hi,

Could you try patching configure.ac and then re-running configure?

Your config.log file shows that types defined in <sys/types.h> aren’t being found – these are basic typedefs available on your system (they were checked earlier in the configure process): u_char, u_int, ...

Here’s the patch:

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 34b2b811c..4b2e8ecfc 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -1409,6 +1409,7 @@
             AC_COMPILE_IFELSE(
                 [AC_LANG_PROGRAM(
                     [
+                    #include <sys/types.h>
                     #include <pfring.h>
                     ],
                     [