Bug 1215 - upgrading to perl-5.004m7-1 breaks mod_perl-1.15-3
upgrading to perl-5.004m7-1 breaks mod_perl-1.15-3
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-02-17 08:00 EST by tegla
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-15 10:23:24 EST
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Description tegla 1999-02-17 08:00:34 EST
The mod_perl package supplied with RH52 will not work with
the upgraded perl. Here are the errors apache cries at start
(on our development machine):

[Wed Feb 17 13:38:38 1999] [error] Can't locate
DynaLoader.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00404 /usr/lib/perl5
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
. /home/medi/ /home/medi/lib/perl /home/medi/codes) at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/DBI.pm line 138.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/DBI.pm line 138.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/Apache/DBI.pm line 3.


I was able to cure the whole thing with the following
command (obhack):
ln -s /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00405
/usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux/5.00404
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-15 10:23:59 EST
Yes, this is the problem with releases of perl which change the major
number.  They do not provide good backwards compatibility..

Rebuilding the source RPM should solve the problem, even though it
isn't an elegant solution.

Agreed that it is a bug, however, the "fix" that we will be
recommending is either the above solution or waiting for the next
release of Red Hat Linux.

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