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Old 03-16-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
vmlinuz101
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serious perl problems


hi guys. i'm using LFS-6.0 and my problem is in chapter 5.34 (Perl 5.8.5) Everything has worked fine up to now. (Host system is SuSE9.1Pro) I get the following error

makefile: line 917 *** missing seperator. stop

i tried editing line 917 which only had a '0' on the line by commenting it out. I retried, and then there's much the same error in the x2p makefile

moving to directory /mnt/lfs/sources/perl-5.8.5/x2p

makefile: line 157 *** target missing %. stop

i'm half convinced that the problem isn't with perl at all. when i started with lfs, i mounted the partition on an ext2 filesystem. below is the output from my /etc/fstab

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda4 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=utf8 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap pri=42 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/lfs ext2 defaults 1 2


my /etc/mtab is

/dev/hda2 / reiserfs rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder subfs ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom subfs ro,nosuid,nodev,fs=cdfss,procuid,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/lfs ext2 rw 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0

also when i did ls -l /dev/{null,zero}, i get

-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Mar 16 18:15 /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 5 Apr 6 2004 /dev/zero

i tried changing that by doing the following:

cd /dev
rm null
mknod null c 2 2
chmod 666 null

which crashed my whole system, and yast recovered it after fsck

does anyone know what i should do next, or what i should change?

thanks in advance

vmlinuz101
 
Old 11-27-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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I encountered this very same problem with LFS-6.2 last week.

I had to use the wayback machine to get the fix from a June 2004 version of the FAQ:

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Perl fails with *** missing separator. Stop.

It's missing a device file. (AFAIK, /dev/null, but maybe /dev/zero.) Anyway, either you forgot to run MAKEDEV, or MAKEDEV failed, or you're using devfs and forgot to mount --bind it under $LFS.

If MAKEDEV failed, often all the device's ids will end with a "-". AFAIK, this happens when MAKEDEV is run without $LFS/proc mounted.

The devices should look exactly like this:

Code:
        * sk@bubook:~ $ ls -l /dev/{null,zero}
        * crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Dec 31 1969 /dev/null
        * crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 5 Dec 31 1969 /dev/zero
        * sk@bubook:~ $
The problem may have been that /dev/null was a regular file. Removing it and recreating it may have fixed the problem, but I'm not going to go back and try again--I'm too far past the perl build now.
 
  


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