[Bro] Issue compiling from source on VM / Digital Ocean

Johanna Amann johanna at icir.org
Tue Oct 3 16:15:26 PDT 2017

For the repo error (which I assume is when trying to install binary
packages, not when trying to install from source) - could you give the
exact steps that you perform to get that error (in the optimal case all
commands starting from a clean installation).

For the compilation error - is there a chance that your VM is running out
of memory?


On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 10:41:49PM +0000, Miller, Brad L wrote:
> I noticed this started occurring with 2.5.x.  Attempting to make from source.  All dependencies met and following instructions from Digital Ocean.  Whether from a git clone or pulling the source files in manually, always leads to an internal compiler error.  System is Ubuntu 16.04, fully updated.
> Additionally, when attempting to install from the opensuse repo, there is an umet dependency error.
> I recall (not confirmed) that I attempted to build from source in a KVM guest on my own machine (at Brocon) and had the exact same compiler error.
> Is there a new incompatibility with virtual systems?
> Repo error
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> bro : Depends: bro-core (= 2.5.1-0) but it is not going to be installed
>        Depends: broctl (= 2.5.1-0) but it is not going to be installed
> Compiler error
> [ 86%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/Func.cc.o
> c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus)
> Please submit a full bug report,
> with preprocessed source if appropriate.
> See <file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-5/README.Bugs> for instructions.
> src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/build.make:1222: recipe for target 'src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/Func.cc.o' failed
> make[3]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/Func.cc.o] Error 4
> make[3]: Leaving directory '/root/bro/build'
> CMakeFiles/Makefile2:828: recipe for target 'src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/all' failed
> make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/bro.dir/all] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory '/root/bro/build'
> Makefile:149: recipe for target 'all' failed
> make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/root/bro/build'
> Makefile:15: recipe for target 'all' failed
> make: *** [all] Error 2
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