[rt-users] Weird PERL problems with rt2

Ed Vazquez, Jr. evazquez at inflow.com
Mon Jun 11 19:35:43 EDT 2001

Actually, I first tried using the testdeps utility with the -fix flag.
When that initially failed, I went up to the CPAN site and cruised down
to the modules/by-name directories.  The modules that are needed haven't
been updated since 1998/1999, so I guess what's needed is either a
series of patches to update the modules (and BTW, Date::Parse and
Date::Format no longer exist, they have been rolled into Date::Manip),
or to rebuild PERL with the "namespace-pollute" flags and hope...

Sigh, just once it would be nice if everything worked the first time.
Though if that ever happens I'll probably die from the shock.

Does anyone have any references where (ideally) I can find an "old vs.
new" name cross-list?  Or failing that, a concise list of the new names?


Ed Vazquez
Senior Security Engineer
Inflow, Inc. (http://www.inflow.com/home.asp)

Handy phrase-"Why did you do that?"

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:

> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 19:13:47 -0400
> From: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu>
> To: "Ed Vazquez, Jr." <evazquez at inflow.com>, rt-users at lists.fsck.com
> Subject: Re: [rt-users] Weird PERL problems with rt2
> On Monday, June 11, 2001 16:44:08 -0600, evazquez at inflow.com wrote:
> +----
> | I get strange errors in MIME-Base64 (dowarn undeclared, Error1, exit 0)
> | and in HTML-Parser (hexdigit undeclared, sv_yes undeclared, sv_undef
> | undeclared, Error1, exit0) and they refuse to build/install.
> +--->8
> Sounds to me like you need newer versions of those modules; 5.6.x no longer
> has the old namespace-polluting variables, they all begin with Perl_ or pl_
> now so they don't collide with random extension variables.

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