Error while compiling

Steven Knox wsknox at
Mon Jun 29 09:00:13 GMT 1998

I have had this same problem. I found a wotkaround for it, though the 
workaround is not very attractive because it results in unoptimized 
code. In the Makefile, edit the line that says:


to remove the "-O". This will turn of compiler optimization, and 
everything will compile fine. If you want, you can compile once 
with the -O to get optimized code before the smbpass.c file, and then 
remove the -O, recompile _without_ doing a "make clean" to get 
unoptimized versions of the rest.

>Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:36:42 -0400
>From: Sing-Cheong Ong < at>
>To: samba at
>Subject: Error while compliling
>Message-ID: <3593B1F9.4E28E5DC at>
>Hi, Please help me resolve this problem.
>While compiling samba-1.9.18p8, I got this message:
>cc: Internal compiler error: program cc1 got fatal signal 6
>make: *** [smbpass.o] Error 1
>I have re-edited the Makefile, and recompiled several times. Each 
>time I
>got the same error message, at exactly this same spot.
>Is this a problem with my gcc compiler? which the message seems to
>imply. But I have compiled the kernel several times with no problem.
>(Is there a log file somewhere which I can pull out to show you?)
>Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
>Acer Extensa  393T laptop, 166MHz MMX Pentium CPU, 32 MB EDO RAM, 
>2.1 GB HDD 3COM 3c589D ether PC card
> OS: Slackware Linux 3.4, kernel 2.0.34, gcc
Steven Knox, Information Systems Support Technician
Washington County Technical College
RR 1 Box 22C
Calais, ME 04619	 	    wsknox at

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