Error on MAKE nss-3.9.2

Marc Ferguson marc at
Mon Sep 10 17:52:25 EDT 2007

Hi All,

I don't know why I can't just ever compile without errors.  I'm trying to
recompile my Pidgin with SSL support for MSN.  I saw that I needed to
build/install nss-3.9.2.  I downloaded it and I'm in /usr/local/src/nss-
3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss directory and I typed in "make nss_build_all".
It starts out fine, but then I get an error message that reads:

make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/nss-3.9.2
cd pki; make libs
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/nss-3.9.2
syntax error at -e line 3, near "while"
syntax error at -e line 7, near "}"
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
gcc -o Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_OPT.OBJ/asymmkey.o -c -O2 -fPIC -DLINUX1_2
-Di386 -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -DLINUX2_1 -ansi -Wall -pipe -DLINUX -Dlinux
-I../../../../dist/public/nss -I../../../../dist/private/nss
-I../../../../dist/public/nspr  asymmkey.c
In file included from ../../../../dist/private/nss/nsspki1.h:57,
                 from nsspki.h:56,
                 from asymmkey.c:39:
../../../../dist/private/nss/oiddata.h:46: error: array type has incomplete
element type
make[2]: *** [Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_OPT.OBJ/asymmkey.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/nss-3.9.2
make[1]: *** [libs] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/nss-3.9.2
make: *** [libs] Error 2
linux-fergatron:/usr/local/src/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss #

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?  Thanks.

Marc F.

"..Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come.."
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