Installing squidGuard

  1. Unpack the source
     tar xvzf squidGuard-1.2.1.tar.gz

  2. Compiling
    Let’s assume it is squidGuard-1.2.1 we are trying to install:
     cd squidGuard-1.2.1

    If no errors occurred squidGuard is now installed in /usr/local/. There are a couple of option you can use when running ./configure. For example:

    Installing in a different location
     ./configure --prefix=/some/other/directory

    BerkeleyDB not in /usr/local/BerkeleyDB installed
     ./configure  --with-db=/directory/of/BerkeleyDB/installation

    When installed from the sources the BerkeleyDB will be located in /usr/local/BerkeleyDBx.y with x.y denoting the version number.
    Annotation: Make sure that the shared library of your BerkeleyDB installation is known by your system (check /etc/

    See all ./configure options
     ./configure --help

    A complete overview of all configure options with some explanations can be found here.

  3. Installing
     su -
    make install

  4. Installing the blacklists

    Copy your blacklists into the desired blacklist directory (default: /usr/local/squidGuard/db) and unpack them. In the table below we assume that the default location is used. Make sure that you have the proper permissions to write to that directory.

     cp /path/to/your/blacklist.tar.gz /usr/local/squidGuard/db
    cd /usr/local/squidGuard/db
    gzip -d blacklist.tar.gz
    tar xfv blacklist.tar

    Now the blacklists should be ready to use.

Congratulation. You have just completed the installation of squidGuard. The next step is to configure the software according to your needs. After this you should verify your installation before you finally modify your squid configuration to work with squidGuard.