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October 24, 2003 04:38
perlbug oddity
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My current installation of perl 5.8.1 was configured by the account
'camel'. This means that $Config {cf_email} is set to ''.
But 'perlbug' does annoying things. If I, using my normal 'abigail'
account file a report by typing 'perlbug' and answering the questions,
perlbug says in the body that the report is from '',
and also sets the Reply-To header to '' (making me wonder
where the autoreply went to). Furthermore, if I look up the bug on, it's filed as if coming from '' instead
of from '' as it should.
I guess the following line in perlbug is responsible:

    $from = $::Config{'cf_email'}
       if !$from && $::Config{'cf_email'} && $::Config{'cf_by'} && $me &&
               ($me eq $::Config{'cf_by'});
Is this suppose to work this way? I find it highly confusing, I think
bugs should be filed under the name of person sending the report, not
under the name of the person who configured Perl.                 

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