Re: tcptrace-bugs Problem compiling on Solaris 10

From: Ethan Blanton (
Date: 02/09/05

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 19:49:20 -0500
From: Ethan Blanton <>
Subject: Re: tcptrace-bugs Problem compiling on Solaris 10
Message-ID: <20050210004920.GE2915@colt.internal>

Johnson, Scott Mr (Titan) 513th spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Hi folks when I try to compile on Sol 10 I get the error seen in the
> attched file.
> Any ideas?

My first idea would be to refrain from repeatedly sending the same
gigantic attachment which appears to be a scan of a printed error
message (... ?) to the mailing list where you hope to find people to
help you. My second idea would be to not send that attachment at all,
perhaps by copying the text to a disk or over a network in order to
attach it to an email, thus wasting a few KB of bandwidth rather than
700+KB. Actually, my second idea would be to take away your printer
and scanner to prevent such foolishness from ever happening again.

After having those fabulous ideas, I would untar a clean tcptrace
tree, configure it, and do the following:

cp flex_bison/filt_* .
touch filt_*.{c,h}

And then try building tcptrace again.

NB: I am not part of the tcptrace team, or involved with the tcptrace
    project in any way; I merely had the unfortunate luck to be on
    this mailing list when your enormous emails spewed forth onto it.
    I realize I am probably enouraging bad habits by actually
    answering this email, but I'm hoping to prevent future such spams.


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