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rolfbeethoven 12-08-2004 08:37 PM

no rule to make target - what does this mean?
 
I received an error while trying to install a package via urpmi that I didn't have a recent enough verision of perl-XML-Writer so I downloaded a newer version and followed the installation instructions. Unfortunately when I ran the make command I got the following error.

make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE/config.h', needed by `Makefile'. Stop.

I checked and there is no config.h file in the given directory. What is the role of this file and what do I need to do to get the program installed?

Thanks for your help.
rb3

btmiller 12-08-2004 09:08 PM

Did you run the configure script for the perl module? Usually with perl mods you run 'perl configure.PL', which generates the Makefile. You should probably check if there's a more recent Perl-XML-Writer RPM available before trying to install from source anyhow.


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