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NMAKE: fatal error U1077: 'C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.EXE' : return code '0xfe' When I tried to do 'nmake -f Makefile.nmake verify_tools'. The strange thing is that I was able to build with no issue last week, but this week, I am encountering this error. Please suggest.

asked 14 Apr '16, 12:09

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What version of the source? Please append the full output from your nmake command to your question.

(14 Apr '16, 12:18) grahamb ♦

I had this source code downloaded quite sometime ago. It's master_1.12.

C:\Development\wireshark>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\Vcvarsall.bat"
Setting environment for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 tools.

C:\Development\wireshark>set WIRESHARK_TARGET_PLATFORM=win64

C:\Development\wireshark>cd C:\Development\wireshark

C:\Development\wireshark>nmake -f Makefile.nmake verify_tools

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 10.00.40219.01
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Checking for required applications:
        cl: /cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VC/BIN/cl
        link: /cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VC/BIN/link
        nmake: /cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VC/BIN/nmake
        bash: /usr/bin/bash
        bison: /usr/bin/bison
        flex: /usr/bin/flex
        /usr/bin/find: /usr/bin/find
   2088 [main] bash 680608 fork: child -1 - CreateProcessW failed for 'C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe', errno 12
/cygdrive/c/Development/wireshark/tools/win-setup.sh: fork: Cannot allocate memory
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.EXE' : return code '0xfe'

Stop.

C:\Development\wireshark>
(14 Apr '16, 12:27) christenmu

I guess rebooting the machine resolved the issue. thanks for your time.

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answered 14 Apr '16, 13:36

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That's an issue with your Cygwin installation. Have you updated it since your last successful build?

You also seem to be wanting to make an x64 build with set WIRESHARK_TARGET_PLATFORM=win64 but have started Visual Studio in x86 mode.

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answered 14 Apr '16, 12:45

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No, I did not install a new cygwin, I don't believe our IT will push a new cygwin on this machine either. I was able to make a build on the visual studio window last week. I just tried it on windows prompt and got the same error. I have just sent an email inquiry to our IT to see whether they changed the cygwin. Do I need to re-install a new cygwin?

(14 Apr '16, 13:13) christenmu
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