Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143696
irssi does not load perl scripts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
irssi does not load in any script files, and the /script command does not work. Probably because perl is not being loaded into irssi.
The irssi package over at dag wieers works fine.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run irssi
2. Type /script
Actual Results: It says "script" command not found.
Expected Results: It should show a list of scripts that have been loaded.
Doesn't look like a bug. You need to '/load perl' when Perl support is
an optional module and not built in by default. Dag's version has Perl
built in instead of a module.
Fair enough, but might I suggest building irssi with the perl module
built in, as 99.99% of users are going to be using scripts with
irssi anyway, having it as a module doesn't make much sense.
Users, who use perl scripts in irssi, do use the $HOME/.irssi/startup
file, don't they? They would put /load perl in there. With perl
support being a module, /unload perl would still work and increase
flexibility. I'm not the package maintainer, but I don't think
hardcoding perl should be a goal. With perl built in, the sequence
/unload perl /load perl gives confusing errors, btw.
I agree with Michael, and i dont see why we should/must hard-link perl
inside irssi, and i prefer modular things.
It's a matter of taste, i guess.