Installing Yaptest on Mac
Deanx gave gave me some very useful hints on how to get yaptest working on Mac.
If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to install MacPorts.
Next, install PostgreSQL v8.0.x:
port install postgresql80-server
It is possible to get yaptest working on Postgres 8.2+, but the solution isn’t documented here.
Install PERL Database Drivers
Install PERL’s Postgres DBI driver:
port install p5-class-dbi-pg
This will pull in postgres 8.3 as a dependency unfortunately. This isn’t what we want. We need version 8.0. Don’t use 8.3 even if it’s installed for you.
Switch to the “Ports” Version of PERL
Unhappily, all the PERL scripts in yaptest are hard-coded to use /usr/bin/perl. However, the ports version is in /opt/local/bin/perl. The following dirty workaround will fix the problem, but I’d like a cleaner solution:
# cd /usr/bin/
# mv perl perl-old
# ln -s /opt/local/bin/perl
Use the Mac Version of the Install Scripts
Version 0.0.9 of yaptest introduced some Mac-friendly install scripts:
# make databasemac
# make installmac
Apparently this should fix your compile problems on mac:
gcc -lssl -L/opt/local/lib -I/opt/local/includes -lcrypto -o bannergrab bannergrab.c
Everything below here should no longer be required. It’s left here just incase someone needs it…
Symlink psql8 to psql
Under Mac the database client is called “psql8″, but on Linux its “psql”. Change to the directory containing psql8 and run:
# ln -s psql8 psql
Add the postgres user to postgres
There’s no user called “postgres” by default like on Linux. Make one using the psql client:
su - postgresql80
> CREATE USER postgres;
NB: The postgres client is called psql8, not psql like on Linux. psql8 lives in /usr/local/bin.
Fix “make database”
After you install you need to run “make database” as per the installation guide . However, this doesn’t work as expected on Mac. Here are some notes to work round the problems you’ll encounter:
Postgres OS-level user
The user you’ll need to su to to install the database is “postgres80″, not “postgres” like on Linux.
“dropdb” and “createdb” commands
These command reside in /opt/local/lib/postgres80/bin. This is not in your path, so all references to these commands fail. Add this dir to your path.
Fix “make install”
Change the PERLDIR in the Makefile:
Some Install-files I made Earlier
Actually, they were sent to me Deanx. This tar ball has modified yaptest-db-install.sh, yaptest-install.sh and Makefile files which are apparently more friendly for Mac-users.
I hope these notes help. Let me know if I’ve missed anything (pentestmonkey aatt pentestmonkey dot net).
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