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How to install snort on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install snort

Installing snort package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install snort

snort package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name snort
description flexible Network Intrusion Detection System
subsection net
maintainer Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña

Uninstall snort

To remove just snort package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove snort

Uninstall snort and it’s dependent packages

To remove the snort package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove snort

Purging snort

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of snort from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge snort

To delete configuration and/or data files of snort and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove snort