Bug 848912 - perl warnings: defined(%hash) is deprecated; $* is no longer supported
perl warnings: defined(%hash) is deprecated; $* is no longer supported
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: latex2html (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 672083 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2012-08-16 15:08 EDT by Robert K. Moniot
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:57 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 672083
Last Closed: 2012-11-21 09:44:51 EST
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Description Robert K. Moniot 2012-08-16 15:08:39 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #672083 +++

Created attachment 474854 [details]
Session capture showing "latex sample.tex; latex2html sample.tex" results.

Description of problem: Running latex2html on any LaTeX document generates the following perl messages:

defined(%hash) is deprecated at /usr/bin/latex2html line 514.
        (Maybe you should just omit the defined()?)
defined(%hash) is deprecated at /usr/bin/latex2html line 2086.
        (Maybe you should just omit the defined()?)
defined(%hash) is deprecated at /usr/bin/latex2html line 9087.
        (Maybe you should just omit the defined()?)
$* is no longer supported at /usr/bin/latex2html line 10588.
This is LaTeX2HTML Version 2008 (1.71)
by Nikos Drakos, Computer Based Learning Unit, University of Leeds.

Often the conversion of latex to html succeeds anyway.  However, I believe that under some circumstances it fails.  (I don't have any demos showing that.  Perhaps someone else can provide.  That is why I put the severity low.)

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a LaTeX source file, sample.tex, as listed below
2. Do "latex sample.tex"
3. Do "latex2html sample.tex"
Actual results:
Observe the above perl warnings in latex2html logging output.

Expected results:
Should not be any warnings from perl.

Additional info:
Here is a sample.tex that shows the problem.  In this case the html is in fact generated.  I attach a typescript showing the logging output from latex and latex2html.

Hello, world!

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--- Additional comment from moniot@fordham.edu on 2012-08-16 11:54:38 EDT ---

This bug is still present in Fedora 17, latex2html-2008-6.fc17.noarch
Comment 1 Jan Zeleny 2012-08-17 02:26:59 EDT
*** Bug 672083 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Dan Gildea 2012-11-21 08:36:30 EST
perl warnings are fixed in updated version on ctan:

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2012-11-21 09:44:51 EST
Thanks for heads-up. latex2html is now updated to 2012.

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