I recently tried installing Snort on a Debian system ( apt-get install snort ) and while installing, the associated service couldn’t start which led to a dpkg error.
I’ve checked the snort.conf file and everything was ok. My network card was functional and i had network connectivity. I then looked in the /var/log/daemon.log file like the error suggested.
Now everything seems understandable. Note to self – always check log files. I then installed the snort-mysql package and it worked.