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February 25, 2001 01:12
[ID 20010225.001] [Fwd: problem in installing PERL]
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: problem in installing PERL
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 13:37:23 +0530 (IST)
From: Shameek Ghosh <>

dear sir,

i tried to install perl-5.6.0 src (downloaded from on
solaris 2.6(intel platform).

i have downloaded the unix perl-5.6.0 src.

i followed the process told in the INSTALL file .

gunzip tar and rm -f part went smoothly.

sh Configure   too went smoothly.

but when i used the command "make"

it gave me error

"Warning: both Makefile and makefile exist"

fatal error:in line 3465 : ":" improperly  ":=" "::" dependancy fault"

(the later part is not exactly the same error...hope u can make out what
the error must be)

then i deleted the later part of line 
"config.h: Bletch:......"

i.e the line which remains is

after this the "make command worked.

but after this neither the "make test" nor "make install" worked.

i get the error message

"fatal error:don't know how to make target`test'"


"fatal error:don't know how to make target`install'"

how should i install perl?

waiting for ur solutions...

thanks in advance


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