snort fails to remove pid file on shutdown

Bug #1006982 reported by Nathan
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snort (Debian)
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snort (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the snort service is stopping, snort complains that it can't remove its pid file:

snort[32238]: Could not remove pid file /var/run// Permission denied

This is due to the snort user not having write permissions on /var/run. One fix is at, where they change the code to not complain when it can't remove the pid file. Alternatively, I patched the init script to put the pid file in /var/run/snort and gave the snort user ownership of that directory. Diffs are attached.

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Nathan (nmickuli) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

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tags: added: patch
Changed in snort (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package snort -

snort ( unstable; urgency=medium

  * debian/control:
     - Add libssl-dev as Build-Dep (Closes:#956812)
     - Update Standards version
     - Fix Git-VCS url
     - Make snort-doc Multi-Arch: foreign
  * debian/patches/documentation_debian: Document the use of /etc/default/snort

 -- Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <email address hidden> Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:56:13 +0200

Changed in snort (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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