Bug 369 - perl-5.004m4-1 fails to work with Tk800.011
perl-5.004m4-1 fails to work with Tk800.011
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
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: 1998-12-09 14:16 EST by J|rgen Christoffel
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 18:13:48 EDT
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Description J|rgen Christoffel 1998-12-09 14:16:30 EST
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out of date.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.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-09 15:30:59 EST
We will be updating perl to the latest version with the next release.

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