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When trying to build Wireshark I get NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'sed' : return code '0x1'

Or to be more precise I get :

c:\wireshark>nmake -f Makefile.nmake all

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 9.00.30729.01 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

sed -e s/@[email protected]/1.7.1-Hg on the test patrol-/  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_C_ARES 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_MIT_KERBEROS 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBZ 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBPCAP 1/"  -e s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_FINDALLDEVS 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_DATALINK_NAME_TO_VAL 1/"  -e s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_DATALINK_VAL_TO_NAME 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_DATALINK_VAL_TO_DESCRIPTION 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_REMOTE 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_REMOTE 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_OPEN 1/"-e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_OPEN_DEAD 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_LIST_DATALINKS 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_FREE_DATALINKS 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_SET_DATALINK 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_PCAP_SETSAMPLING 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_BPF_IMAGE 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBWIRESHARKDLL 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBGNUTLS 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBGCRYPT 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LUA 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LUA_5_1 1/"  -e"s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_AIRPCAP 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBPORTAUDIO 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_LIBSMI 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_GEOIP 1/"  -e s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_GEOIP_V6 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define INET6 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define HAVE_NTDDNDIS_H 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]/#define PCAP_NG_DEFAULT 1/"  -e "s/@[email protected]//"  < config.h.win32 > config.h
sed: -e expression #1, char 20: unterminated `s' command
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'sed' : return code '0x1'

When running verifying tools I get:

c:\wireshark>nmake -f Makefile.nmake verify_tools

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 9.00.30729.01 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Checking for required applications:

    cl: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/cl
    link: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/link
    nmake: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/nmake
    mt: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft SDKs/Windows/v6.0A/bin/mt
    bash: /usr/bin/bash
    bison: /usr/bin/bison
    flex: /usr/bin/flex
    env: /usr/bin/env
    grep: /usr/bin/grep
    /usr/bin/find: /usr/bin/find
    peflags: /usr/bin/peflags
    perl: /usr/bin/perl
    C:\\Python27\\python.exe: /cygdrive/c/Python27/python.exe
    sed: /usr/bin/sed
    unzip: /usr/bin/unzip
    wget: /usr/bin/wget

I've reinstalled sed with Cygwin and it hasn't helped. I've tried the solution from and no difference.

Now I don't know what to try, any tips?

asked 22 Mar '12, 03:39

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Hans-Jörgen ...
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edited 22 Mar '12, 04:23

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grahamb ♦

Totally a guess, but looking at the error message, probably something to do with your version string? You have a version string of "1.7.1-Hg on the test patrol-". Try making it something simpler.

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answered 22 Mar '12, 04:24

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Good guess, problem solved. Thanks.

(22 Mar '12, 04:41) Hans-Jörgen ...

Glad to be of assistance, can you please accept the answer?

(22 Mar '12, 04:49) grahamb ♦

I accepted the answer, as it solved the problem.

(21 Nov '13, 07:32) Kurt Knochner ♦
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