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Richard Foley
July 31, 2000 11:11
[ID 20000726.003] [Fwd: perl 5.6.0 bug?]
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Subject: perl 5.6.0 bug?
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 17:02:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David A. Robinson" <>


I just struggled through the build of perl-5.6.0
(perl-5.6.0-ss-11.00.tar.gz from an HP site) on HP-UX 11.00. During make
test, I got errors for the tests of io_sock and io_udp: "(maybe your
system does not have the 'localhost' address defined)". I went to the
build/t/lib/io_sock.t (line 81) and build/t/lib/io_udp.t (line 66) files
and saw the comments about the loopback address not being configured in
/etc/rc.config.d/netconfig. The problem is, my loopback address *is*
configured - in the /etc/rc.config.d/netconf file (the "netconfig"  file
doesn't exist, AFAIK). Is this just a typo in the comment field, or is
there a problem with some script looking for a "netconfig" file?

Anyway, I changed all instances of "localhost" to ""
in the io_sock.t and io_udp.t files, and all the tests went through
without any errors. But now I'm wondering if I just swept the error
messages under the rug and if Perl is going to run properly.

Also, I downloaded Data-ShowTable-3.3 from a CPAN site, and there seems to
be an error in the file, line 724:

[, I<\@title_formats [, I<\@data_formats [, I<$table_attrs> ] ] ] ] ] ] ];

make yields the following error:

******* The error message: *******

cp blib/lib/Data/
mkdir blib/script
        cp showtable blib/script/showtable
        /bin/perl -I/opt/perl5/lib/5.6.0/PA-RISC2.0 -I/opt/perl5/lib/5.6.0
-MExtUtils::MakeMaker  -e "MY->fixin(shift)" blib/script/showtable
Manifying blib/man3/Data::ShowTable.3
*** ERROR: unterminated I<...> at line 724 in file
*** ERROR: unterminated I<...> at line 724 in file

******* End error message *******

So, I changed line 724 to:

[, I<\@title_formats> [, I<\@data_formats> [, I<$table_attrs> ] ] ] ] ] ] ];

(i.e., I added two instances of ">") and it compiled. 

Just thought I'd mention these things to somebody.

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