I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome.
I installed an older version of Snort, uninstalled it and tried to install the latest version as root using sudo. However, the install crashed because root does not have permission to change or remove /var/log/snort. I thought root was supposed to have permission to do anything. I cannot even change or rm the directory, or its contents when I su.
ls -ld /var/log/snort
drwxr-s--- 2 snort adm 4096 2013-05-16 21:17 /var/log/snort
Can anyone suggest a resolution to this problem.