Bug 90617 - New perl modules fail to make when using CPAN
Summary: New perl modules fail to make when using CPAN
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 87682
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chip Turner
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-05-11 05:00 UTC by Adam H. Pendleton
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:52:58 UTC


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Description Adam H. Pendleton 2003-05-11 05:00:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
When using CPAN to install new perl modules, the 'make' command fails every time
with a "Makefile:XX: *** missing separator.  Stop." where XX is a line number. 
The following *always* appears at that line, regardless of module:

installhtml3dir=''
**installman1**
INSTALLSITEBIN = /usr

The ** line is the line in question (it does not appear in the file surrounded
by **'s).

perl -MCPAN -e shell
[snip]
cpan> install CDB_File
[snip]
Writing Makefile for CDB_File
Makefile:82: *** missing separator.  Stop.
  /usr/bin/make  -- NOT OK

This section of the Makefile seems to be generated by MakeMaker.  I could not
determine the cause of this problem, so I am reporting it as a bug since it
happens on *all* my RH 9 distributions, and I can't find CDB_File in a RPM.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
perl-5.8.0-88 perl-CPAN-1.61-88

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. perl -M CPAN -e shell
2. cpan> install CDB_File
3.
    

Actual Results:  [snip]
Writing Makefile for CDB_File
Makefile:82: *** missing separator.  Stop.
  /usr/bin/make  -- NOT OK

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chip Turner 2003-05-12 15:07:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 87682 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:52:58 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.


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