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CC: bugs-TermReadKey@rt.cpan.org
Subject: Re: problem with Term::ReadKey on one special linux box
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:01:04 +0000
To: Daniel Schroeer <Daniel.Schroeer@Physik.Uni-Muenchen.DE>
From: Jonathan Stowe <jns@gellyfish.com>
On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 12:19, Daniel Schroeer wrote:
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> > No, I'm as lost as you are. I have never had a report similar to this > > and I can't think of any reason why this should happen. > > > > Can you send me the output from: > > > > perl -V > > stty --all > > perl -Mblib -e' use Term::ReadKey; print &Term::ReadKey::blockoptions() ' > > perl -Mblib -e' use Term::ReadKey; print &Term::ReadKey::termoptions() ' > > > > the cchars.h from your TermReadKey directory.
> > Thanks for your interest. I have attached this information. >
> > I think in the end of the day that the fix will be to upgrade your OS
> > Usually I would, but with this computer I run measurements here in the lab > (with my Lab::VISA module). For this I need a kernel module that is still > only available for kernel 2.4. So at this point an upgrade is not an > option for me. > > I will be really happy if you can read something from the tea leaves.
Yeah but you're probably only going to like it a bit better than my previous (as it turns out incorrect) advice: it appears that the problem happens with Perl version 5.8.0 on any platform and it works fine with perl 5.8.1 on a similar platform to yours. The 5.8.0 release of perl had multiple problems not limited to this one (as is is common with .0 releases it seems) and you really will need to use a newer Perl if you want Term::ReadKey to work. If you are unable to upgrade the perl provided with the distribution then you should install one side-by-side with the existing one by using a different PREFIX when you install it. I don't think that there will be anything I can do in Term::ReadKey to fix this (except noting the problem in the README.) /J\ -- This e-mail is sponsored by http://www.integration-house.com/
Subject: [rt.cpan.org #18353] Re: problem with Term::ReadKey on one special linux box
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:44:15 +0100
To: Jonathan Stowe <jns@gellyfish.com>
From: Daniel Schroeer <Daniel.Schroeer@Physik.Uni-Muenchen.DE>
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> Yeah but you're probably only going to like it a bit better than my > previous (as it turns out incorrect) advice: it appears that the problem > happens with Perl version 5.8.0 on any platform and it works fine with > perl 5.8.1 on a similar platform to yours. The 5.8.0 release of perl > had multiple problems not limited to this one (as is is common with .0 > releases it seems) and you really will need to use a newer Perl if you > want Term::ReadKey to work. If you are unable to upgrade the perl > provided with the distribution then you should install one side-by-side > with the existing one by using a different PREFIX when you install it.
Hello again, I did just as you suggested and installed 5.8.8 side-by-side with the existing 5.8.0, and indeed Term::ReadKey works fine now! Thank you very much for your help! All the best Daniel
On Mon Mar 27 07:46:04 2006, Daniel.Schroeer@Physik.Uni-Muenchen.DE wrote:
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> > Yeah but you're probably only going to like it a bit better than my > > previous (as it turns out incorrect) advice: it appears that the problem > > happens with Perl version 5.8.0 on any platform and it works fine with > > perl 5.8.1 on a similar platform to yours. The 5.8.0 release of perl > > had multiple problems not limited to this one (as is is common with .0 > > releases it seems) and you really will need to use a newer Perl if you > > want Term::ReadKey to work. If you are unable to upgrade the perl > > provided with the distribution then you should install one side-by-side > > with the existing one by using a different PREFIX when you install it.
> > Hello again, > > I did just as you suggested and installed 5.8.8 side-by-side with the > existing 5.8.0, and indeed Term::ReadKey works fine now! Thank you very > much for your help!
I've closed this ticket now


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