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jevoisbase build problem

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i'm try to build jevois on clean ubuntu system as specified in INSTALL.

jevois build correctly.

jevoisbase, after get the latest update from git, start build but stop with this cryptic error:(

[  4%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/FilterGPU/GPUshader.C.o
[  5%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/FilterGPU/GPUtexture.C.o
[  6%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/ImageProc/SuperPixel.C.o
[  6%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/ObjectMatcher/ObjectMatcher.C.o
[  7%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/ObjectRecognition/ObjectRecognition.C.o
c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus)
Please submit a full bug report,
with preprocessed source if appropriate.
See <file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-6/README.Bugs> for instructions.
CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/build.make:278: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/ObjectRecognition/ObjectRecognition.C.o' failed
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/src/Components/ObjectRecognition/ObjectRecognition.C.o] Error 4
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:997: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/jevoisbase.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:149: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
asked Mar 1, 2017 in Programmer Questions by simonefalsini (180 points)

1 Answer

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Best answer

This means you are running out of memory, and then the compiler crashes.

If your computer does not have much memory, then you need to also scale down on the number of parallel compilation threads. We have encountered this problem when using machines with low memory, for example a Raspberry Pi 3 host.

You need to edit the scripts rebuild-host.sh and rebuild-platform.sh in both jevois/ and in jevoisbase/ (4 scripts total). Just add a line that says:


just before the line that starts the compilation and looks like:

rm -rf hbuild && mkdir hbuild && .....

You need to do this in all 4 rebuild-XXX.sh scripts.

You will notice that there is a test already in these scripts that forces ncpu=1 when the host computer is an ARM processor, assuming those will not have much memory. I guess yours is Intel but not a large amount of memory?

Another thing that may be worth trying is to add more swap space on your machine. This can be done easily by adding a swap file. See, for example, here


under "the faster way".

answered Mar 1, 2017 by JeVois (46,580 points)
selected Mar 1, 2017 by simonefalsini