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I'm new to linux and wireshark development and awfully clueless here. My task is to build wireshark source wireshark-1.8.7. I'm getting the below error when I try configure make uninstall also gives the same error.

./configure: line 24671: syntax error near unexpected token `3.0.0,'
./configure: line 24671: `                      AM_PATH_GTK_3_0(3.0.0,'

config.log has below error but I'm not sure if this has related

configure:23853: gcc -c -g -O2 -Wall -W -Wextra -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wendif-labels -Wpointer-arith -Wno-pointer-sign -Warray-bounds -Wcast-align -Wformat-security -Wold-style-definition -Wno-error=unused-but-set-variable -fexcess-precision=fast  conftest.c >&5
cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-fexcess-precision=fast"

linux machine info: 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64

[[email protected] Wireshark]# lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseServer
Description:    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 (Santiago)
Release:        6.4
Codename:       Santiago

Request for pointers what I might be missing.

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asked 25 Jul '16, 04:48

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edited 25 Jul '16, 04:57

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That error suggests that AM_PATH_GTK_3_0 wasn't replaced with the contents of that function. That's odd. Where did you get the source from. The 1.8.7 source tarball from don't have that problem.

I'd suggest running ./ to re-generate ./configure.

If that doesn't fix it then you're probably working from a modified version of Wireshark. If that's the case then you're going to have to try to figure out which of the changes that have been applied locally are causing the breakage.

Of course I'd really suggest using a (much) more recent version. But I'm guessing from your question that there's a particular reason you have to use exactly that version.

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answered 25 Jul '16, 12:30

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Hello JeffMorriss,

Thanks a lot for your response. executing ./ to re-generate ./configure fixed the issue.

(26 Jul '16, 02:55) satishp

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(26 Jul '16, 05:04) JeffMorriss ♦
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