Bug 369 - perl-5.004m4-1 fails to work with Tk800.011
Summary: perl-5.004m4-1 fails to work with Tk800.011
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1998-12-09 19:16 UTC by J|rgen Christoffel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-16 22:13:48 UTC

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Description J|rgen Christoffel 1998-12-09 19:16:30 UTC
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out of date.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 20:30:59 UTC
We will be updating perl to the latest version with the next release.

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