Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 369
perl-5.004m4-1 fails to work with Tk800.011
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
Perl from package perl-5.004m4-1 as installed under Redhat
5.2 doesn't work with Perl/Tk anymore. I had Perl/Tk800.011
(from CPAN) installed and working under 5.1; after upgrading
to 5.2 even the simplest Perl/Tk program produces an error
referencing an undefined subroutine &main::-1, e.g.
perl -MTk -e '$mw=MainWindow->new; $fr = $mw->Frame();'
Undefined subroutine &main::-1 called at -e line 1.
De-installing and re-installing Perl/Tk doesn't help,
switching to a more recent release like Tk800.012 gives
exactly the same error.
A first work around is to re-install the perl version which
was distributed with 5.1.
BTW: perl is at 5.005_02 now and 5.004 seems to be rather
out of date. And perl 5.005_02 works fine with Tk800.011 on
our other, non-Redhat platforms.
We will be updating perl to the latest version with the next release.