[Bioperl-l] Bioperl core 1.4 make error: line too long

Derek Gatherer d.gatherer at vir.gla.ac.uk
Thu Oct 7 07:01:32 EDT 2004

The answer appears to be to use gnumake instead of make, as previously 
http://bioperl.org/pipermail/bioperl-l/2002-August/009034.html.  The 
gnumake I have is GNU Make version 3.75-gnupro-98r2 which seems to be adequate.

Another suggestion, make -i, didn't work for me.  ExtUtils::MakeMaker 
6.21_03 is also apparently insufficient to correct the problem with make 
-i.  However, I installed ExtUtils::MakeMaker before I tried gnumake so it 
is possible that this module is required for gnumake to work.

Then it's

gnumake check
gnumake install

and so on


At 21:20 04/10/2004, Jason Stajich wrote:
>Also check that you have the latest ExtUtils::MakeMaker which is culprit 
>module creating the makefile in the first place and which didn't account 
>for the possibility that there would be packages with as many modules.
>Other suggestions have been posted on this topic several times on the 
>mailing list.
>On Oct 4, 2004, at 4:15 PM, Mike Schuh wrote:
>>Hi Derek,
>>On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Derek Gatherer wrote:
>>>Just upgrading from 1.2.2 to 1.4.
>>>unpacked the core distrib, then:
>>># perl -w Makefile.PL
>>>....... [usual list of CPAN modules I don't have]
>>>   Enjoy the rest of bioperl, which you can use after going 'make install'
>>>Writing Makefile for Bio
>>># make
>>>Make: line too long.  Stop.
>>This is a guess, having not seen your output, etc., but perhaps make is
>>expanding your various environment variables and whatnot ($PATH, $LIB,
>>@INC) and generating a rather huge line.  If this is the case, then
>>reducing these variables might help.
>>Mike Schuh -- Seattle, Washington USA
>>Bioperl-l mailing list
>>Bioperl-l at portal.open-bio.org
>Jason Stajich
>jason.stajich at duke.edu

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