[Bro] Trouble building Bro 2.2 on ARMv6 (Raspberry Pi / Wheezy)

anthony kasza anthony.kasza at gmail.com
Sun Sep 29 09:31:54 PDT 2013

It's not just you. I tried compiling on the RPI about a week ago and
encountered the exact same issue. I tried cross compiling for ARM from my
laptop but didn't get very far.

On Sep 28, 2013 9:54 PM, "Jonathan Ness" <jdness at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi, I have been using Bro 2.1 on my Raspberry Pi device.  It worked mostly
> out of the box.  (There was a small configuration change due to RPI's
> missing realtime clock but otherwise, worked fine.)  However, Bro 2.2 does
> not build on the same device.  It builds fine on the same configuration of
> Linux (Debian Wheezy) under Hyper-V on x64 so I suspect the ARM aspect of
> the RPI.  I haven't used cmake before so really I'm not even sure how to
> debug the build issue but here's stdout:
> [  8%] [BIFCL] Processing top-k.bif
> usage: bifcl [-p] *.bif
> make[3]: *** [scripts/base/bif/top-k.bif.bro] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/pi/bro/build'
> make[2]: ***
> [src/probabilistic/CMakeFiles/bif-alt-probabilistic-top-k.bif.dir/all]
> Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/pi/bro/build'
> make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/pi/bro/build'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> I assume it's a problem with bifcl so I tried replacing the Bro 2.2 build
> tree bifcl with the one from the Bro 2.1 build tree but that didn't work
> either.  (different error when doing that:  "Error: cannot open file: -s")
> Maybe it's an option mismatch...?
> Has anyone gotten Bro 2.2 to build on ARMv6?  Any tricks / tweaks needed?
>  Thanks!
> Jonathan
> P.S.  The new work on file carving is fantastic!  Enables all kinds of
> interesting new scenarios!
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