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Item4236: Configure harmless errors confuse people when they have other unrelated errors.

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Engine Configure Low Closed   minor 4.2.0

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Note TWiki:Support.ErrorRegisteringNewUser

We have these harmless in principle but still annoying errors when you run configure

Like Subroutine TWiki::Configure::Checker::tmpnam redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.8/Exporter.pm line 65. at /usr/lib/perl/5.8/POSIX.pm line 19

I think we should get rid of this as it obviously create confusion and makes bug reports less relevant when people report other errors.

I also see these errors in my logs.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 11 Jun 2007

This is aparently a perl core problem, and not something we can do much about. Both Exporter and POSIX define the same constant, and thats bad.

-- SvenDowideit - 26 Nov 2007

Then we can at least mask off the error so it does not get reported to the log. Ie. turn off the error logging for loading the libs in question. Often you can avoid errors by forcing the loading in another sequence.

Lets try that before we give up.

This is not a release blocker anyway so why close it with no action? I am not flooded by other perl programs so there are work arounds. There is always a work around for this type of situation.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 26 Nov 2007

Funny with these bugs. There is no way to fix them is the stament. However - the problem has been fixed since this bug item was created.

When I run configure in 4.1.2 I get the bug. In the current 4.2 code it is gone. Verified on two machines now.

I guess Crawford fixed it - either intentionally or unintentionally. No matter what. It is fixed.

So no need to worry anymore. I simply put this in waiting for release.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 26 Nov 2007

mmm, strange. on my 4.2 I thought I was still getting this issue - which was why I edited the bug!

-- TWiki:Main.SvenDowideit - 26 Nov 2007

Summary Configure harmless errors confuse people when they have other unrelated errors.
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase 4.1.2, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Sat, 09 Jun 2007, build 14070
AppliesTo Engine
Component Configure
Priority Low
CurrentState Closed


TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r6 - 2008-01-22 - KennethLavrsen
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