Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] wireshark-0.99.2 and OpenBSD 3.9
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 02:29:02 -0700
[email protected] wrote:

Information which has been posted to the [email protected] mailing list may be of interest to you:
http://www.cromwell-intl.com/unix/openbsd-dell.html
Much of that stuff shouldn't be necessary.

One problem is that the OpenBSD folks, for better or worse, are, apparently, setting the open file limits lower than other UN*Xes, as he notes before discussing Wireshark.
Another problem is that he's generating his own Makefile.in files by 
using autogen.sh, rather than using the ones that come with the source 
tarball - the INSTALL and README files are written for people who are 
building from source only because there's no binary package, and are 
building from a release source tarball, not from people doing 
development or are building from SVN or an SVN tarball for whatever 
reason (the GNU autotools build release expect GNU make if you're a 
developer, but build release tarballs that don't require it).  I've sent 
him mail asking why he's doing that.