SUMMARY: error compiling COPS

From: Ayrton Sargusingh (
Date: Fri Jun 17 1994 - 00:23:02 CDT

Thanks to all those that responded. As one of the respondents recommended (sorry I lost your message!), I got a fresh copy of cops-1.0.4 from This was different! It did not contain any FastDES directories [worm alert!?!]. However, it compiles great and I just completed tests on it -- OK!

Here was the original question (pruned):

I am trying to compile COPS to work under SunOS 4.1.2 (SPARC 2). I ran ./reconfig to ensure that the makefile was created with the proper paths. I then verified the makefile. Not much to tell here. I ran the make below with the errors as shown:

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% make all
/bin/cc -O -o pass.chk src/pass.c FastDES/fdes-init.c FastDES/fdes-crypt.c FastDES/fdes-xform.s
as: "FastDES/fdes-xform.s", line 23: error: unknown opcode ".lcomm"
as: "FastDES/fdes-xform.s", line 23: error: statement syntax

[lots of errors as above]

*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `pass.chk'

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Obviously, something went berzerk. Unfortunately, I do not know SunOS assembly language so 'unknown opcode ".lcomm"' <---- that means nothing to me. Do I require a special assembler to compile this? Why is operation code ".lcomm" not defined, and what is it? Please help!

Ayrton Sargusingh
SBR System Manager

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