[rt-devel] rt-mailgate bouncing with Encode.pm error

Robert Spier rspier at pobox.com
Mon Jun 23 01:56:27 EDT 2003

At Mon, 23 Jun 2003 15:35:56 +1000,
Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
> Since about 3.03pre2 we've been having mail sent to the mailgate bounce with
> the following message:
>   panic: sv_setpvn called with negative strlen at
>   /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/Encode.pm line 140.
> and then some context.
> I've upgraded to rc2, rc4, and now the released 3.0.3 with no improvement,
> the mailgate is still bouncing mails that come in.  It's not every mail,
> though, and I can't yet see a pattern in the mails to see what's causing it.

    - This is something coming from deep inside the guts of perl.
      RT may be triggering it, but "blaming" RT for this kind of bug
      isn't fair.  

    - What is line 140 in your Encode.pm?  

    - What version of Encode do you have installed?  You may wish to
      upgrade to the latest one.  If you've just upgraded Encode, you
      may wish to downgrade.

    - If you could make some of the problem emails available, it would


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