Bug 826872 - Trying to use the Pod::Man "parse_file" function in Perl results in errors
Summary: Trying to use the Pod::Man "parse_file" function in Perl results in errors
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl
Version: 16
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-05-31 07:47 UTC by Petr Pisar
Modified: 2012-09-20 20:38 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version: perl-5.16.1-235.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 819042
Last Closed: 2012-09-20 20:38:35 UTC
Type: Bug

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CPAN 77032 0 None None None 2012-09-14 10:52:07 UTC
CPAN 77530 0 None None None 2012-09-14 10:52:22 UTC

Description Petr Pisar 2012-05-31 07:47:53 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #819042 +++

If I try to use the Pod::Man "parse_file" function, I get failures.  Even the simplest invocation, directly from the man page, gives uninitialized value and strict refs errors.


The documentation (man Pod::Man) says:

           use Pod::Man;
           my $parser = Pod::Man->new (release => $VERSION, section => 8);

           # Read POD from STDIN and write to STDOUT.
           $parser->parse_file (\*STDIN);
       The standard Pod::Simple method parse_file() takes one argument naming
       the POD file to read from.  By default, the output is sent to "STDOUT",
       but this can be changed with the output_fd() method.


$ perl -we 'use strict; use Pod::Man; my $p = Pod::Man->new(); $p->parse_file($ARGV[0]);' /usr/share/perl5/Pod/Man.pm
Use of uninitialized value in ref-to-glob cast at /usr/share/perl5/Pod/Man.pm line 722.
Can't use string ("") as a symbol ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/share/perl5/Pod/Man.pm line 722.

--- Additional comment from ppisar@redhat.com on 2012-05-31 07:40:08 GMT ---

Pod::Man developer decided do the fix in podlators-2.4.1 (http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/RRA/podlators-2.4.1/ChangeLog).

perl-5.14.2-197.fc16.x86_64 in Fedora 16 affected. We should patch the perl or provide podlators-2.4.1 as dual-lived package.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-09-14 12:03:46 UTC
perl-5.16.1-231.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-09-14 12:17:06 UTC
perl-5.14.2-215.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-09-14 12:18:22 UTC
perl-5.14.2-201.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 4 Petr Pisar 2012-09-14 12:41:09 UTC
Fixed in F19 as perl-5.16.1-235.fc19.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-09-16 17:10:49 UTC
Package perl-5.16.1-231.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing perl-5.16.1-231.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-09-20 20:38:35 UTC
perl-5.16.1-231.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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