Makefile options

This section contains instructions to customize the installation from Wazuh by compiling the source code before executing the installation script.

You can also find here the different settings available for the Makefile. Each setting is described and includes the default and allowed values that you can use.

Compiling the source code

When following the official documentation to install the Wazuh manager or agent:ref:from sources <_installation_agents>, the user runs the install.sh script. This will automatically compile the source code before installing it, but some customizations can be made prior to the script execution.

To compile the code with make, the working directory must be where the MAKEFILE resides, in this case, the /src directory of the installation folder:

# cd wazuh/src
# make deps
# make <OPTIONS>

After compiling the source code, now you can execute the installation script:

# cd ../
# ./install.sh

Warning

Some dependencies must be downloaded before compiling. If make deps is not executed before that, an error message will appear asking the user to do it.

Makefile reference

Available targets

deps

Download external dependencies, required for compiling the code. Requires Internet connectivity.

external

Compile the external dependencies. Will be done automatically when using build.

build

Compile the source code. Requires external dependencies and a TARGET flag.

utils

Compile the complementary tools used by Wazuh binaries.

test-rules

Run test suite for rules and decoders.

clean

Removes all contents, including compiled files, including external dependencies, tests, and configuration.

clean-deps

Removes all external dependencies, including downloaded files.

clean-external

Removes compiled external dependencies, but won’t remove downloaded files.

clean-internals

Removes all compiled internal dependencies.

clean-framework

Removes all compiled files used to build the Wazuh framework.

clean-windows

Removes all compiled files used to build the Windows agent.

clean-config

Removes all compiled configuration files.

clean-test

Removes all compiled files used for testing.

There are other targets used to get information about the Makefile, but they won’t build, download or compile anything:

help

Show information about the Makefile.

settings

Show default values of compilation flags.

Available flags

TARGET

Defines the type of installation to build.

The most common are server to compile a manager, and agent/winagent to compile agents.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

server, local, hybrid, agent, winagent

V

Display full compiler messages.

Default value

0

Allowed values

0, 1

DEBUG

Build with symbols and without optimization.

Default value

0

Allowed values

0, 1

DEBUGAD

Enables extra debugging logging in ossec-analysisd.

Default value

0

Allowed values

0, 1

PREFIX

Install Wazuh to the specified absolute path.

Default value

/var/ossec

Allowed values

Any valid absolute path.

MAXAGENTS

Set the number of maximum agents.

Default value

14000

Allowed values

Any number.

ONEWAY

Disables manager’s ACK towards the agent. It allows connecting agents without a backward connection from the manager.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

CLEANFULL

Makes the alert mailing subject clear in the format: <location> - <level> - <description>

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

RESOURCES_URL

Set the Wazuh resources URL.

Default value

https://packages.wazuh.com/deps/$(VERSION)

Allowed values

Any valid URL string.

USE_ZEROMQ

Build with ZeroMQ support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_PRELUDE

Build with Prelude support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_INOTIFY

Build with Inotify support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_MSGPACK_OPT

Build with Msgpack full optimization.

Default value

yes

Allowed values

yes, no

BIG_ENDIAN

Build with big endian support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_SELINUX

Build with SELinux policies.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_AUDIT

Build with audit service support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_FRAMEWORK_LIB

Use external SQLite library for the framework.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

USE_GEOIP

Build with GeoIP support.

Default value

no

Allowed values

yes, no

DATABASE

Build with database support. Allows support for MySQL or PostgreSQL.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

mysql, pgsql

OSSEC_GROUP

Defines the OSSEC group.

Default value

ossec

Allowed values

Any string.

OSSEC_USER

Defines the OSSEC user.

Default value

ossec

Allowed values

Any string.

OSSEC_USER_MAIL

Defines the OSSEC user mail.

Default value

ossecm

Allowed values

Any string.

OSSEC_USER_REM

Defines the OSSEC user rem.

Default value

ossecr

Allowed values

Any string.

DISABLE_SHARED

Disable the compilation of Wazuh shared libraries and use static libraries.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

yes, true

DISABLE_SYSC

Disable the compilation of the Syscollector module.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

yes, true

DISABLE_CISCAT

Disable the compilation of the CIS-CAT module.

Default value

n/a

Allowed values

yes, true