Bug 434617 - Compress::Zlib broken & fails to load
Summary: Compress::Zlib broken & fails to load
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 434574
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-Compress-Zlib   
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Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Stepan Kasal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-23 13:17 UTC by Richard Kennedy
Modified: 2008-02-24 13:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-24 13:42:36 UTC
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Description Richard Kennedy 2008-02-23 13:17:30 UTC
Description of problem:
any perl script using Compress::Zlib will not work or compile

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version: 2.005
Release: 2.fc8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
run a simple test perl script :-
use Compress::Zlib;
my $c = compress("test string");
Actual results:
compile errors :-
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at
/usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/Scalar/Util.pm line 30.
 is only avaliable with the XS version at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9.
Compilation failed in require at /home/rsk/projects/junk/comp.pl line 6.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /home/rsk/projects/junk/comp.pl line 6.

Expected results:
no errors!

Additional info:

I've marked this urgent as this bug is stopping my Slimserver music player from

This is the same as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=434574 but much
more URGENT as I cannot play any of my music :(

Comment 1 Richard Kennedy 2008-02-24 12:43:51 UTC
this issue is being discussed on perlmonks

Comment 2 Richard Kennedy 2008-02-24 12:47:34 UTC
A fix / work-around for this is :-

>perl -MCPAN -eshell
>force install Scalar::Util

then everything works again. 

Comment 3 Gianluca Varisco 2008-02-24 13:42:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 434574 ***

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