Bug 6244 - M::S::Util::DependencyInfo gives misleading diagnostics and hides a failure reason
Summary: M::S::Util::DependencyInfo gives misleading diagnostics and hides a failure r...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Spamassassin
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Building & Packaging (show other bugs)
Version: 3.3.0
Hardware: All All
: P5 minor
Target Milestone: Future
Assignee: SpamAssassin Developer Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-03 09:57 UTC by Mark Martinec
Modified: 2011-10-04 18:26 UTC (History)
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Description Mark Martinec 2009-12-03 09:57:39 UTC
When some external perl modules fail on a 'require', the SpamAssassin
installation procedure reports 'optional module out of date',
instead of showing a failure reason. For example:

$ perl Makefile.PL
optional module out of date: IO::Socket::INET6
optional module out of date: IO::Socket::SSL
optional module out of date: Compress::Zlib

Trying to load these modules from a command line shows that they are the
latest version, but fail to compile for whatever reason, like an incompatible
(old) version of perl, or whatever. For example (with perl 5.6.2):

$ perl -e 'use IO::Socket::INET6; print IO::Socket::INET6->VERSION,"\n"'
Bareword "AF_INET6" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.2/IO/Socket/INET6.pm line 58.

$ perl -e 'use IO::Socket::SSL; print IO::Socket::SSL->VERSION,"\n"'
Constant name 'HASH(0x815f844)' has invalid characters at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.2/IO/Socket/SSL.pm line 25

$ perl -e 'use Compress::Zlib; print Compress::Zlib->VERSION,"\n"'
Can't locate Scalar/Util.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ...)
at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.2/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9.
Comment 1 Justin Mason 2010-03-23 16:34:07 UTC
moving all open 3.3.1 bugs to 3.3.2
Comment 2 Karsten Bräckelmann 2010-03-23 17:43:08 UTC
Moving back off of Security, which got changed by accident during the mass Target Milestone move.