The Snort version available for Lucid is 126.96.36.199, for which snort rules are not available anymore. Is there a ppa for the updated version of snort or are there any good tutorials for installing snort from source.
Install via PPAs
The linked PPA has snort v2.9:
From my reading of the rules - any v2.9.x meets the rule standards - the .x are just stability updates.
Another PPA I've found is
As with all PPAs - these are for testing purposes and may make your system unstable. Have a full image backup available. You can also install
Install via compilation
Data AcQuisition library
Download some prerequisites:
Now download and extract the latest daq source code from snort.org
Now download and extract the latest snort source code from snort.org
At this point you need to configure the snort.conf file according to your environment.