Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#2308 closed defect (fixed)

Horrible situation with Tripwire

Reported by: Arthur Demchenkov Owned by: bdubbs@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.3
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: major Keywords:


Hello, happy (B)LFS users! :-)

As far as I'm installing a plenty of third-party packages on my LFS-6.2 box, I've got a need to control my filesystem integrity for security reasons.

So I've installed tripwire package. There are bunch of fixes corresponding part of the book should be applied to:

1) Instructions in the book are not correct.


tripwire --update -twrfile \



tripwire --update --twrfile \


2) IS DAMN OUT OF DATE I could manage to update it. Or even better to make our own twpol-blfs.txt for example.

3) What do I come to following the BLFS-instructions? tripwire --update --twrfile bla-bla-bla.twr ... Entering vim with report. Ok I want to approve all changes made to filesystem -> I just type :x<Enter> And what I get next? This error message appears:

No protocol specified Interactive Update failed. ### Error: Report file could not be parsed. Report may be corrupt. ### Exiting...

And of course the tripwire integrity database is not updated.

I've reinstalled tripwire, checked my config files, but nothing helped. Any ideas? Ah, my tripwire-configuration is in attachment for your use. Maybe there is another opensource integrity-checking tool we should use in BLFS?

Best regardz from Spinal

Attachments (2)

tw-cfg.tar.bz2 (5.3 KB ) - added by Arthur Demchenkov 17 years ago.
Spinal' tripwire configuration files
tripwire- (748 bytes ) - added by Arthur Demchenkov 17 years ago.
Fixes the bug with multibyte locales

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Change History (8)

by Arthur Demchenkov, 17 years ago

Attachment: tw-cfg.tar.bz2 added

Spinal' tripwire configuration files

comment:1 by Arthur Demchenkov, 17 years ago

Looks like that package has some locale issues...
This command runs well:

LC_ALL=C tripwire --update --twrfile /var/lib/tripwire/report/bla-bla-bla.twr

Here's my

$ cat /etc/profile.d/ 
# Set up i18n variables
export LC_ALL=ru_RU.UTF-8
export LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
export G_FILENAME_ENCODING=@locale

comment:2 by Arthur Demchenkov, 17 years ago

Here's the link to patch which fixes the bug with "corrupted" reports in multibyte locales.


f718d9a488d43fce0e210550de215336  tripwire-

by Arthur Demchenkov, 17 years ago

Fixes the bug with multibyte locales

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 17 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to bdubbs@…
Priority: highestnormal
Severity: blockermajor

I'll go ahead and accept out this bug, but I won't be able to get to it until at lease April 16.

comment:5 by Randy McMurchy, 17 years ago


comment:6 by bdubbs@…, 16 years ago

Status: newassigned

comment:7 by bdubbs@…, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Updated Tripwire to and updated the text.

To address the issues in this ticket:

  1. Said that the base of the report filename is $(uname -n)
  1. Removed the external examples (that are not available any more). It is up to the user to update configuration

files for the specific target system, but I revised the text quite a bit.

  1. Changed the :x to the correct :wq in two places.

Fixed at revisions 7386-8.

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