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I had added a new file in dissector folder. The file had two functions for registering few dissectors - proto_register_bacnetSBT and proto_reg_handoff_bacnetSBT.

I add reference of this file in following to compile

C:wiresharkepanCMakeLists.txt C:wiresharkepandissectorsMakefile.common

Now I have removed this file and its references from above 2 files. but i am still getting linker errors. I am using Visual C++ 2008 Express. I clean solution before compiling. I also tried distclean and compiling using command propmpt. (nmake -f Makefile.nmake disclean and all)

Creating library libwireshark.lib and object libwireshark.exp register.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _proto_register_bacnetS BT referenced in function _register_all_protocols register.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _proto_reg_handoff_bacn etSBT referenced in function _register_all_protocol_handoffs libwireshark.dll : fatal error LNK1120: 2 unresolved externals NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 9.0VCBIN link.EXE"' : return code '0x460' Stop. NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 9.0VCBIN nmake.exe"' : return code '0x2' Stop.

Can you please tell me what do we need to do to remove these linker errors?

asked 20 Apr '11, 09:07

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The references come from register.c, found in epan/.

This file should be regenerated when you make changes to Makefile.common. I'm not sure why that doesn't happen, but you could remove it, regenerate it or modify by hand.

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answered 20 Apr '11, 09:12

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Thanks. Deleted those function manually from Register.c. I can continue my work now but question remains why didn't register.c get generated again? Did i not execute something for cleaning solution so that register.c got deleted and created again?

(20 Apr '11, 09:39) dsprabhu4

Get error in 2008 VSEE 11> perl nsis/wireshark.nsi > wireshark.manifest 11>ERROR 11>The following directories have no known location on a U3 device: 11> $INSTDIR $INSTDIR${GTK_WIMP_DLLDST_DIR} $INSTDIR${GTK_WIMP_RCDST_DIR} $INSTDIRdiameter $INSTDIRdtds $INSTDIRetcgtk-2.0 $INSTDIRetcpango $INSTDIRhelp $INSTDIRlibgtk-2.0${GTK_LIB_DIR}engines $INSTDIRlibgtk-2.0modules $INSTDIRradius $INSTDIRsnmpmibs $INSTDIRtpncp $INSTDIRwimaxasncp $PROFILE '$INSTDIRplugins${VERSION}' 11>NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'perl' : return code '0xff' 11>Stop

Any idea?

(20 Apr '11, 09:45) dsprabhu4

register.c depends the files listed in ALL_DISSECTORS_SRC in epan/dissectors/Makefile.common but it doesn't depend on Makefile.common itself. I'll check in a change to fix that.

(20 Apr '11, 10:06) Gerald Combs ♦♦

Any idea about perl error?? Is any library missing??

(20 Apr '11, 10:25) dsprabhu4
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