Perl doesn't configure properly, help?????

Paul Roberts dagmar at
Thu Oct 10 16:42:56 PDT 2002

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Luke A. Guest wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been trying to configure perl, but it doesn't do it correctly. It can
> configure fine under Redhat, but not under LFS.
> This is not the first version it does it on and I can't get past it this
> time.
> After "./configure.gnu --prefix && make && make install" I get this:

Look carefully at what command you gave... look carefully at what is in the book...

./configure.gnu --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install

...if you still don't see the difference, ask someone you know to look at
the two parts for you and tell you which five characters you're missing.

>         makefile:856: *** missing separator.  Stop.
> Ok, delete the "0" on that line - why it's there, I don't know! - and then I
> get:

I have no idea what zero you're talking about, but I have a good idea how
one might have occurred... see above.

>         rm -rf ../../lib/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a
>         /usr/bin/ar cr ../../lib/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a DynaLoader.o && :
>         ../../lib/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a
>         chmod 755 ../../lib/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a
>         make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/perl-5.8.0/ext/DynaLoader'
>         cc -o perl  -L/usr/local/lib -rdynamic perlmain.o
>         lib/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a  libperl.a `cat ext.libs` -lnsl -ldl -lm
>         -lc -lcrypt -lutil
>         cd x2p;  make s2p
>         make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/perl-5.8.0/x2p'
>         makefile:156: *** target pattern contains no `%'.  Stop.
>         make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/perl-5.8.0/x2p'
>         make: *** [x2p/s2p] Error 2
> Did I do something royally wrong in some other part of the installation
> process? I'm asking here, because I'm not getting anywhere on the support
> list.

Do not do this again.

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