Technology Errors

GNU m4 Error: /usr/bin/m4: unrecognized option –debugfile

The m4 error noted in the title and again below is another error I received quite awhile back with very little detail in the notes. I had mentioned that I resolved the error by uninstalling the x86_64 version of m4 and installing the i386 version. After further investigation I am sure the issue was not related to being 32-bit versus 64-bit but instead related to the m4 version instead. Below I describe note the error and how to resolve the error.

Technology Errors

make: *** No rule to make target -largtable2, needed by ../../bin/linux/release/CUDA-Multiforcer. Stop.

When attempting to compile the CUDA Multiforcer on CentOS Linux I ran into an error because the argtable2 package was not installed on the server. The CUDA Multiforcer application is a security audit tool used to check the strength of MD4, MD5, NTLM, and SHA1 password hashes. The CUDA Multiforcer attempts to brute force one of those types of hashes by attempting every combination of characters specified such as lowercase only characters, lowercase characters and numbers, etc. This tool can be extremely beneficial for checking the strength of user passwords for various operating systems and/or applications that store their passwords in a MD4, MD5, NTLM, or SHA1 hash. As you can see in the below error the issue appears to be with argtable2 which is not a package available with the default yum repositories on CentOS. Below I display the error and describe what repository to install to be able to use yum to install the argtable2 RPM package.