How to install CrowdSec in Manjaro Linux?

Hello everyone. :blush:

I have a question. :arrow_right: Why is there no CrowdSec in AUR? :point_down::blush:

CrowdSec is a free, open-source, security automation tool using local IP behavior detection & an online community-driven IP reputation system.

Official site: CrowdSec
Twitter: CrowdSec

It looks useful. What do you think about that? :nerd_face: :smiley:

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Because no one added it. :man_shrugging:


Looks interesting on first sight.

I might make an AUR pkg after some more reading and checking (unless @Yochanan has already done it by the time :wink:)


Go for it. No interest.

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Will you put your :money_with_wings: where your :lips: is???

:grin: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

P.S. mntray is :+1::+1::+1:


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Nope, sorry, lost interest. Won’t be using it and hence not willing to maintain an AUR package.


I’m still hoping someone would add this to the AUR. In the meantime if someone is willing to explain how to properly install it in Manjaro I’m all ears :ear:

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Still a WIP and won’t work on it in the foresable future,

known issues:

  • if running makepkg twice don’t like already present builded files
  • not using Arch Go build flags: lacks FULL RELRO, PIE
  • can’t write to /var/log/
  • systemd service has binary located at /usr/local/ instead of /usr/bin

Thanks! I’ll give it a shot!


Taking a closer look, Crowdsec isn’t really meant to be installed like that. The wizard needs to be run to set it up, for one.

It’s technically possible to install it with a PKGBUILD, but there’s a lot more that needs to be done. See the Debian files for example. Here’s the installed file list.


Yeah that’s what I figured, after building and installing the package, and modifying the service to match the executable path, I still couldn’t start it.

While searching for how to use it I saw the installation wizard process and thought there was some steps missing besides copying the files.

I might give it another try later, I just wanted to try and check my system with it. I’ll probably try their ‘normal’ installation next time.