[Bro] Bro install problems on linux

Christian Kreibich christian at whoop.org
Thu Aug 25 08:06:38 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 15:52 -0500, Charles Comstock wrote:
> I tried compiling with CFLAGS='-g' and CXXFLAGS='-g' and while it
> included the -g in all the compile lines when it went by I still don't
> seem to get additional info in the gdb backtrace.  However during
> compile I get about 30 or 40 warnings per file about mismatched sizes
> for ints.

Could you post a few examples of those (or alternatively, send me the
full output off-line)?

> So I'm kinda guessing it might be related to 64bit
> compatability if it's not just something i am doing wrong.  Whatever
> the case gdb seems unable to give me any more info then that one line
> of output.  If anyone has a better suggestion on how to get debugger
> traceback with more info I will be happy to post that output.

What happens when you type "bt" at the gdb prompt, when gdb shows you
the message you're posting below?

> Thanks, 
>   Charles comstock
> Linux bb4.arl.wustl.edu 2.6.9-1.667smp #1 SMP Tue Nov 2 15:09:11 EST
> 2004 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> root at bb4:~/bro-0.9a9 [15:42:59]#] src/bro -i eth3 bb4.arl.wustl.edu.bro
> Segmentation fault
> root at bb4:~/bro-0.9a9 [15:43:14]#] gdb src/bro
> GNU gdb Red Hat Linux (6.1post-1.20040607.43rh)
> Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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> This GDB was configured as "x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu"...Using host
> libthread_db library "/lib64/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
> (gdb) run -i eth3 bb4.arl.wustl.edu.bro
> Starting program: /root/bro-0.9a9/src/bro -i eth3 bb4.arl.wustl.edu.bro
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x0000000000528da1 in __ns_initparse ()


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