Friday, July 25, 2014

Files to create OSSEC HIDS Debian packages

Just published, in Github, the files I used to create OSSEC-HIDS version 2.8 debian packages, the ones included both in website and in AlienVault repository. 
You can find these packages at:
There are two different packages that can be built with these files:
  • ossec-hids: Package that includes both the server and the agent.
  • ossec-hids-agent: Package that includes just the agent.
Each one of the subdirectories includes:
  • Makefile
  • Debian control files: changelog, compat, control, copyright, lintian-overrides, postinst, postrm, preinst, rules
Additionally a script,, is included to generate the Debian packages for Jessie, Sid and Wheezy Debian distributions, both for i386 and amd64 architectures. This script uses Pbuilder to build the packages, and uploads those to an APT repository, setup with Reprepro.
For more details on how to create Debian Packages and an APT repository you can check my post at:
Please don't hesitate to contribute (preferably via pull requests) to improve these packages.

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