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make 'missing separator' error when building CPAN modules on RedHat 8/9by edan (Curate)
|on Jun 10, 2003 at 08:55 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm putting this down for posterity:
Keywords: make makefile redhat 8 9 rh9 rh8 install CPAN MakeMaker missing separator UTF-8
This is a known problem with the perl that is shipped with RedHat 8 & 9. See the following link: Redhat Bugzilla
It is related to the fact that the default locale setting on RedHat 8/9 is "en_US.UTF-8", and that version of perl has a problem in Config.pm whereby it returns junk in "*.UTF-8" locales.
The 'official' workaround at the time of this writing is to export LANG=C before running your perl Makefile.PL. I also came across a way to change the system-wide default locale, in case you want all the users on your box to be able to install CPAN modules, and you don't mind your default locale not being UTF-8:
Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/i18n
Change the line that looks like this:
This takes effect at login.
update: Added RedHat 8, since it appears to have the same problem as RH9
update: Please view this whole thread for the full context.--