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Bug 235553 - perl.ppc64 @INC problem, perl.ppc conflicts
Summary: perl.ppc64 @INC problem, perl.ppc conflicts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl
Version: 9
Hardware: ppc64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcela Mašláňová
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 213285 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-07 05:18 UTC by Christopher Murtagh
Modified: 2008-07-03 07:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-03 07:46:03 UTC

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Description Christopher Murtagh 2007-04-07 05:18:36 UTC
Description of problem:

 perl.ppc64's @INC doesn't include paths where most perl binary packages are,
perl-BerkeleyDB.ppc for example. 

[root@mybox~]# locate

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

 current (from base)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install perl.ppc, perl.ppc64, install perl-BerkelyDB.
2. Then perl -e 'use BerkeleyDB; exit;'
3. There is no step 3... heh, there is no step 3.
Actual results:

Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/ppc64-linux-thread-multi
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8) at /usr/sbin/postgrey line 14.

Expected results:

Successful compilation and exit without error.

Additional info:

The workaround was to yum erase perl.ppc64, fetch the perl.ppc rpm and rpm -i
--replacepkgs --replacefiles (because they both dump perl in /usr/bin/perl, so
removing the perl.ppc64 still left the 64 bit binary).

Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-02-21 15:09:18 UTC
*** Bug 213285 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:47:36 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Comment 3 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-05-05 11:55:04 UTC
The multilib problem wasn't still solved for ppc64.

Comment 4 David Woodhouse 2008-05-05 12:38:57 UTC
Well, rpm now favours 32-bit binaries so the test case should now pass, because
you'll get a 32-bit /usr/bin/perl and it'll be able to find the BerkeleyDB module.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:44:44 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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