Chapter 2. Installing Firewall Builder

2.1. RPM-Based Distributions (Red Hat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Others)

Using pre-built binary RPM

You need to download and install the Firewall Builder RPM:

  • Example: fwbuilder-

To satisfy dependencies, you need the following packages installed on your system:

  • libxml2 v2.4.10 or newer

  • libxslt v1.0.7 o newer

  • ucd-snmp or net-snmp

  • QT 4.3.x, 4.4.x, 4.5.x, 4.6.x. Firewall Builder uses features available in QT 4.3 and later; the system does not support version 4.2 and earlier.

Pre-built binary RPMs for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) and CentOS 5.x

These distributions do not come with QT4, and third-party binary RPMs of QT v4.3.x and 4.4.x can be difficult to obtain. For these distributions, we distribute binary RPMs of Firewall Builder 4.0 statically linked with QT 4.4.1. These RPMs are posted in the Downloads area of the SourceForge project site. These RPMs have the same standard names fwbuilder-, but they have no dependency on QT RPMs.

If a Firewall Builder V3.0 distribution statically linked with QT crashes on start on your CentOS system, please upgrade to the latest version of Firewall Builder. If you need to run Firewall Builder V3.0 please make sure you have the following font packages installed: bitmap-fonts or bitstream-vera-fonts. Either one resolves the issue and will enable Firewall Builder to work.

To install Firewall Builder, navigate to your download directory and execute the following command (replacing the filename with the name of the files you actually downloaded):

rpm -i fwbuilder-4.0.0-1.i386.rpm

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