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FS#7543 - Perl doesn't install correctly from the installer (?)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Paul Robson (paulr) - Sunday, 01 July 2007, 06:21 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Thursday, 16 August 2007, 20:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Current
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture i686
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.05 Duke
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I've just reinstalled Arch Linux and found that it would not print (foomatic-rip) failing. Investigations led to this being caused by Perl not being able to cope with use strict/warnings;

e.g. the simple perl program -

use strict;
use warnings;

generates 'can't locate module' messages.

I reinstalled Perl and it went away. Not sure if this is reproducible or a one-off wierd bug for some reason. Could be a symlink fault on first installation ?
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This task blocks these from closing
 FS#7587 - missing 5.8.8 symlink in /usr/lib/perl5 
Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thursday, 16 August 2007, 20:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Comment by dude r (duder) - Monday, 02 July 2007, 04:16 GMT
i've got the same issue. this is a first install for arch, haven't touched perl at all. cpan won't even load up.
Comment by Paul Robson (paulr) - Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 18:21 GMT
Have reinstalled arch (you don't want to know the stupid reason why - my fault not Arch's) and same problem has occurred - same fix (pacman -S perl and accept reinstall) solves problem.