To Generation D:
I am writing you about what might just be a documentation issue which hopefully doesn't have significant repercussions.
This is something I encountered immediately at the start on the first page of the installation process (page 7, section 2.1.3), with the first cases I was supposed to execute the command: cp -v
As I understand it, the switch -v is supposed to cause cp give "verbose" output, and should be synonymous with the switch: --verbose
HOWEVER, this is what I get when using it:
# cp –v geoip.db /usr/local/secast/ cp: cannot stat `–v': No such file or directory
# cp –-verbose geoip.db /usr/local/secast/ cp: cannot stat `–-verbose': No such file or directory
If I drop the -v or --verbose switch, the copy occurs as expected without any error message. (This is how I got through the rest of the installation process.)
I have not discovered why this is happening. I know that cp is /bin/cp and that it is not an alias.
I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server LTS x86_64 with the latest updates.
You mentioned that you were trying SecAst on Ubuntu 12. Do you experience this problem on your Ubuntu 12 installation?
** UPDATE **
The output of the alias command:
alias egrep='egrep --color=auto' alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto' alias grep='grep --color=auto' alias l='ls -CF' alias la='ls -A' alias ll='ls -alF' alias ls='ls --color=auto'
** UPDATE 2 **
The output of 'which cp':