Wacky compilation error:
Creating config.mak and config.h...
make(4162) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=4272971776) failed (error code=3)
make(4162) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
make(4162) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug
make: *** virtual memory exhausted. Stop.
This error has nothing to do with the particular code you’re compiling. Turns out GNU Make 3.80 has a bug, in which it sometimes sends a ridiculous requested block size to malloc(), which then fails to allocate the space.
The solution is to upgrade to GNUMake 3.81. Particularly pernicious on OS X 10.4 and Xcode 2.4.1.