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Re: adduser in hamm dumps core !

hi, all

On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Joost Kooij wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Oleg Krivosheev wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Joost Kooij wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > Anyway, the newest version of perl-* fixes this. 
> > 
> > hmm....
> > yesterday i've installed perl 5.004-4 dated Jan 26. Is there
> > newset version ?
> > 
> > i'll check and report.
> Hmm, might be something else funny then.

yep... ;)

> Actually, I had problems similar to yours myself a week ago and it went
> away only after some drastic measures that I shouldn't advocate on
> debian-user. 
> I purged perl, perl-debug, perl-suid and all perl related libraries and
> modules. Only perl-base I kept. I had to use --force-depends on dpkg or I
> would have had to remove and afterwards reinstall a lot of other packages.

guess what - it helps !!!

just did it this weekend - adduser and other stuff are
back to normal

> Then I reinstalled perl-base and installed perl and the rest.
> It worked again after that and I never found out what had been the cause
> of the problem.
> A couple of days later, after I had learnt about the Handle.pm fileversion
> problem, I installed bo-base on a collegue's pc and immediately after that
> upgraded to hamm. On his system, I saw perl programs dump core and it was
> in that case indeed caused by Handle.pm. Removing the file solved the
> problem there.

but i didn't have Handle.pm before and don't have it now.
It should be some other cause...

> Cheers,

still perl dumped core on sample script posted by Kirk ;(

thanks and regards


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