Description of problem:
any perl script using Compress::Zlib will not work or compile
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
run a simple test perl script :-
my $c = compress("test string");
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.
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 :(
this issue is being discussed on perlmonks
A fix / work-around for this is :-
>perl -MCPAN -eshell
>force install Scalar::Util
then everything works again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 434574 ***