Building Perl: makefile:917: *** missing separator. Stop.

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Dec 21 16:56:27 PST 2004


Michael Kipper wrote:

>Hi,
>
>While building Perl in chapter 6, I get the following:
>
>cd /home/lfs/perl-5.8.5 && \
>make
>make[3]: Entering directory `/home/lfs/perl-5.8.5'
>makefile:917: *** missing separator.  Stop.
>make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/lfs/perl-5.8.5'
>make[2]: *** [build] Error 2
>
>In makefile, I see:
>
><snip>
># AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED MAKE DEPENDENCIES--PUT NOTHING BELOW THIS LINE
># If this runs make out of memory, delete /usr/include lines.
>0
>av$(OBJ_EXT): /usr/include/_G_config.h
>av$(OBJ_EXT): /usr/include/alloca.h
><snip>
>
>Where the '0' is line 917.
>
>Why did this happen?
>Have I done something wrong?
>
>
>Thanks,
>Michael Kipper
>
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>
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