we are considering to provide packages for a number of different
.deb and .rpm based distributions starting with Bro 2.4, using the
OpenSuse build service.
As a first step, I have created a repository that contains nightly Bro
builds for CentOs, Debian, Fedora, Suse Linux, Scientific Linux,
Univention as well as Ubuntu.
At the moment, Bro is installed into /opt/bro and broctl needs root
permissions to run. Users in the Bro group (which is automatically created
on installation) should be able to modify configuration files like
local.bro, or the broctl configuration, and read the log files that Bro
The package is called bro-nightly which is a metapackage which pulls in
bro-core-nightly, containing only bro without broctl or libbroccoli
broctl-nightly, containing broctl
libbroccoli-nightly, containing libbroccoli
and libbroccoli-devel-nightly, containing the header files for libbroccoli
The obs interface showing the status and sources is available at
downloads are available at
(locations will change in the future).
If you add the repositories to your distribution, new nightly builds
should automatically be installed each time bro is updated.
Additionally, Bro 2.3.2 packages are available at
At the moment, this is in an early stage and I would be happy to receive
any kind of feedback or problems that you encounter when using these
packages. Please note that the packages have not gone through a lot of
testing and that you should not use them in a production environment :)