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During the gmake process while attempting to compile ver 1.8.7 of wireshark on an OpenBSD 5.3 platform I get the following errors:

cc1: out of memory allocating 4072 bytes after a total of 0 bytes
gmake[5]: *** [packet-parlay.lo] Error 1
gmake[5]: Leaving directory '/home/..../wireshark-1.8.7/epan/dissectors
gmake[5]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
gmake[5]: Leaving directory '/home/..../wireshark-1.8.7/epan/dissectors
gmake[5]: *** [all] Error 2

Any thoughts?

asked 19 May '13, 19:31

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  1. If you don't care about the Parlay protocol (if you don't know what it is, you probably don't care about it), edit epan/dissectors/Makefile.common and remove packet-parlay.c from the list in which it appears.
  2. Repartition your disk to have a significantly larger swap partition and hope that's enough.
  3. Buy a lot more memory and hope that's enough.
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answered 19 May '13, 23:05

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4) Upgrade to 1.10.0rc1 or a development release. The Parlay dissector has 35% lines of code in those versions ("only" 68,000). That might help.

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