[Snort-users] Re: on snort crash duty tonight?

Dragos Ruiu dr at ...50...
Wed Aug 23 17:29:18 EDT 2000

We've seen this crash before. There has been reported some success 
compiling using the options below when faced with this:

CFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include make

or simply add -I/usr/local/include to the compile options in the
makefile. If it doesn't work try with other include directories (eg

Another alternative may be to use the sun compilers.
Let me know if that helps....


On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> Hi Dragos
> couple of reasons I'm emailing you directly.
> first,
> you [among others] should have received email forwarded from Marty
> from me by now.  
> second 
> you responded with "... I seem to be on snort crash duty tonight..."
> I downloaded version 1.6 in May.  It configured,
> and made perfectly on my sparc 5 running solaris 2.6 Generic_105181-19 
> and using gcc version 2.95.2 19991024 (release).  and for that matter,
> the 'make clean; make;' worked just now.   
> Because I wanted to start modifying snort using
> the latest available source code:
> I just downloaded version 1.6.3, and while the configure seems to work,
> the make no longer does.  The log file produced by configure is quite
> a bit differnt too.  
> follows is the output from the make.
> sparky:/opt/snort/snort-1.6.3=> make
> gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.   -I/usr/include  -g -O2 -Wall  -c snort.c
> snort.c: In function `PrintFmtError':
> snort.c:1854: `__builtin_va_alist' undeclared (first use in this function)
> snort.c:1854: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
> snort.c:1854: for each function it appears in.)
> snort.c:1852: warning: `ap' might be used uninitialized in this function
> snort.c: In function `ErrorMessage':
> snort.c:1888: `__builtin_va_alist' undeclared (first use in this function)
> snort.c:1886: warning: `ap' might be used uninitialized in this function
> snort.c: In function `FatalError':
> snort.c:1919: `__builtin_va_alist' undeclared (first use in this function)
> snort.c:1917: warning: `ap' might be used uninitialized in this function
> make: *** [snort.o] Error 1
> sparky:/opt/snort/snort-1.6.3=> 
> As far as I know I'm not doing anything differnt in 1.6 and it still makes
> just fine.  the libpcap library is just above both versions of snort.
> and nothing else has changed.  any suggestions?
> thanks
> b;)
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