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Strange error in using CPAN: AUGMAKE meta target -- SOLVED (kind of)

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Apr 09, 2010 at 16:41 UTC ( #833857=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
CountZero has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Perl,

I was updating my Perl installation, when I encountered the following error in CPAN:

Writing Makefile for Text::CSV_XS

dmake.exe: makefile: line 454: Error: -- An AUGMAKE meta target must not be mixed with non AUGMAKE meta targets, offending target [.manifest]

I had similar errors when upgrading Moose and Class::MOP

Not being conversant with the arcane internals of make, I am at a loss how to solve this problem.

I am using ActiveState Perl 5.10.1 and dmake.exe as the make-tool. OS is Windows XP Pro.

I'm quite sure I have done upgrades of all these modules before without any problems.

Update: I tried all your suggestions, updated everything to the latest and the greatest and still the same problem remained. Then I noticed that the buffer for previous commands in cpan no longer worked and that ANSI-codes in the CLI were not working either. So something is definitetly hosed in my Perl-installation. I have re-installed my Activestate Perl and now it works again. Thanks all for your assistance!

CountZero

A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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Re: Strange error in using CPAN: AUGMAKE meta target
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 09, 2010 at 23:01 UTC
    ppm upgrade MinGW dmake
    While you're at it, upgrade ExtUtils::MakeMaker
Re: Strange error in using CPAN: AUGMAKE meta target
by chuckbutler (Vicar) on Apr 09, 2010 at 23:27 UTC

    Most of the modules are current on the PPM sites 5.10. I too have had problems generating some modules on Win32.I am using dmake/mingw. Please check your 'make' and 'cc' (compiler) setting:

    perl -V:cc -V:make

    to be sure that they are correct. The perl MakeFile.pl keys on these and other values to build the Makefile.

    I was able to make/make test OK Text:CSV_XS 0.72 using ActiveState 5.10.1 1006 on VISTA SP3.

    Lastly, you may wish to be sure that the folder/directory that the tar file was extracted into was empty.

    Good luck. -c

      If necessary I use ppm, but as I have a minicpan on the harddisk of my laptop, I tend to use cpan first, especially when I am on the road and may not have a reliable connection to the internet.

      CountZero

      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: Strange error in using CPAN: AUGMAKE meta target
by syphilis (Canon) on Apr 10, 2010 at 00:05 UTC
    Can't reproduce the error, either. If none of the suggestions already provided have helped, then we problably need to see perl -v, dmake -V and the version of ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

    Cheers,
    Rob

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