[Bioperl-l] Install help errors
alexl at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jul 5 00:05:48 EDT 2008
>>>>> "CF" == Chris Fields writes:
>> $ rpm -q --whatprovides 'perl(Scalar::Util)'
>> Feel free to Cc me on the bug. Once fixed in perl 5.10, we could
>> look into backporting the fix to F-8 which still ships with perl
CF> Scalar::Util bug reports have already been posted several times,
CF> both with Fedora 8 and RHEL 5:
OK, thanks for the bugzilla pointers.
That's a RHEL bug. Not much a Fedora contributor can do to influence
that bug, unfortunately, hopefully they will fix it in time (also
perl-bioperl hasn't been branched for EPEL, which is "Extras for RHEL"
That bug seems to have been closed as not a bug, possibly because of
mixing between CPAN and Fedora compiled bits.
This bug seems to indicate that the problem was fixed in
perl-5.8.8-36.fc8 which was released back in March.
CF> The first bug apparently is still pending. This doesn't include
CF> duplicate reports either.
CF> Unfortunately this appears to be a common issue with Fedora/RH.
CF> I'm not sure why they consistently ship perl with an apparently
CF> broken Scalar::Util (which is part of the perl core lib since 5.8
CF> and is tested for weaken() and other XS-based methods, so should
CF> fail). The module apparently compiles w/o problems.
If this this can be duplicated on Fedora in Perl later than
should probably be re-opened, but at least looking at that bug it
seems the issue *was* fixed in that version, so hopefully Fedora
hasn't "consistently" been shipping a broken version of Perl since
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