[Snort-devel] snort- make fails

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Wed Jan 21 14:46:10 EST 2009

Thanks for the report.

The ruleperf configure option has been hardened in the 2.8.4
code base because it provides a significant performance
improvement.  Curious as to why you would choose to turn that

Anyway, attached is a patch to address it for those that
wish to disable the configure option.


Jason Wallace wrote:
> Hi,
> It appears that if you configure snort- with the following
> `./configure --disable-ruleperf`
> Make fails with the following error...
> gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I.. -I../src -I../src/sfutil
> -I/usr/include/pcap -I../src/output-plugins -I../src/detection-plugins
> -I../src/dynamic-plugins -I../src/preprocessors -I../src/preprocessors/flow
> -I../src/preprocessors/portscan  -I../src/preprocessors/flow/int-snort
> -I../src/preprocessors/HttpInspect/include -I../src/preprocessors/Stream5
> -I../src/target-based    -g -O2 -Wall -DDYNAMIC_PLUGIN -c fpdetect.c
> fpdetect.c: In function `fpEvalRTNSW':
> fpdetect.c:988: error: too few arguments to function
> make[3]: *** [fpdetect.o] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/snort-'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/snort-'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/snort-'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Configuring using --enable-ruleperf appears to compile correctly.
> I have tried this with a number of different --with/without --enable/disable
> options with the same results.
> Can anyone else confirm this?
> Wally

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