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Step By Step Install Guide for SquidGuard 1.2.0 and BerkeleyDB 3.29

Most of this is courtesy of Rick Matthews, as posted to the mailing list.

First, install BerkeleyDB 3.2.9:

Download db-3.2.9 from here:

Copy db-3.2.9.tar.gz to /usr/local/src
     tar zxvf db-3.2.9.tar.gz
Download the two patches for 3.2.9 from here:

     Patch #1
     Patch #2
or from:
(Save the patches to /usr/local/src/db-3.2.9)

Build and install BerkeleyDB:
     cd /usr/local/src/db-3.2.9
(The 'pwd' command should show /usr/local/src/db-3.2.9)
     patch -p0 < patchdb.3.2.9-1
     patch -p0 < patchdb.3.2.9-2
     cd build_unix
     make install
     cd ../..
     echo /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.3.2/lib >> /etc/ld.so.conf

Build and install squidGuard

Copy squidGuard-1.2.0.tar.gz to /usr/local/src
     cd /usr/local/src
     tar zxvf squidGuard-1.2.0.tar.gz

Build and install squidGuard
     cd /usr/local/src/squidGuard-1.2.0
     export LIBS="-lpthread"
     ./configure \
        --prefix=/usr/local/squidguard \
       --datadir=/usr/share \
       --sysconfdir=/etc \
       --localstatedir=/var \
       --infodir=/usr/info \
       --mandir=/usr/man \
       --with-sg-config=/etc/squidguard.conf \
       --with-sg-logdir=/var/log/squidguard \
       --with-sg-dbhome=/var/lib/squidguard \
     make install

Set up the page to redirect users to when they're blocked:
Download a modified .cgi file here:
Save it into your web server's cgi-bin directory

Download an "invisible" gif file here:
Save it into your web server's "icons" or "images" directory

Set up other files and directories
Modify squid.conf: 
     Find the line which contains "redirect_program" and change it to:
          redirect_program /usr/local/squidguard/bin/squidGuard
     Find the line which contain "cache_effective_user" and "cache_effective_group"
     Note what the user and group for squid are (normally = "squid")

Create the log directories and files
mkdir /var/log/squidguard
     touch /var/log/squidguard/squidGuard.log
     touch /var/log/squidguard/ads.log
     touch /var/log/squidguard/stopped.log
This next line depends upon what "cache_effective_user" and "cache_efffective_group" are set to in squid.conf:
     chown -R squid.squid /var/log/squidguard
Create the squidguard.conf file; you can download mine from:
Save it into your web server's /etc directory

Get your db files if not upgrading:
    Download the automatic updater script:
Save it to the /usr/local/squidguard/bin directory. If your squid user or group, or any of your file locations are different, you will have to edit the script to adapt it for your system.
     Run the script:
          . /usr/local/squidguard/bin/getlists.sh
          Wait for it to complete. You can add "getlists.sh" to your favorite cron list so this will happen automatically in future.

Restart your squid process.
For upgraders: The .db files created with BerkeleyDB 2.x cannot be used with BerkeleyDB 3.
If you are using the prebuilt .db files, rm *.db and do a "squidGuard -d -C all"


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Last modified 01 Aug 2009