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Old 07-16-2003, 12:32 PM   #1
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help with "make" error "Missing seperator"

I wish to install the Msql modules for the perl interface to the Mysql databases. I ran the perl Makefile.PL which generated the corresponding Makefile.
Now when i give the "make" command i get the following error:

Makefile:83: *** missing separator. Stop.

Line 83 is


.. i have no clue as to what this error is and how to resolve it.

Msql version : 1.18.35
perl 5.8.0-88
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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Usually if such a error appears it is the mistake of the one who made the makefile.
I will tell you what ***missing seperator means
*** means fatal error(that is the make can't continue and exits)
seperator is any of the seperators (:, =, TAB characters, etc) is missing.make looks for various kinds of separators to help it decide what kind of commandline it's seeing.
So I think that you understood the meaning of the missing seperator one.
The usual approach to solve the problem is by pressing Tab at the line number you mentioned.


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