[Dxspider-support] Problem w/ Spider and Perl 5.8.0

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Fri Oct 18 16:40:50 BST 2002

I'd suggest keeping up with the latest CVS stuff.  It's definitely more
stable than Debian Sid :^)

DXSpider has changed quite a bit in recent weeks.  I'm running V1.51
(currently build 57.127) on Debian "testing" (aka Sarge) and have no
problems, but that has Perl 5.6.1, although it will probably get the
new version soon.


Bob, N7XY

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 03:54:48PM +0100, Jorge Matias wrote:
>   Hello all,
>   Because of a hardware problem in my server I took the oportunity of
> being offline to upgrade from RedHat to Debian. I am now using Debian
> "unstable".
>   The problem is that DXSpider, running with Perl 5.8.0 (was 5.6.0 before)
> has lots of warnings in every perl file:
> Use of uninitialized value in sprintf at /spider/perl/Spot.pm line 272,
> <GEN690879> line 1801
>  at (eval 180964) line 29
>   This warning appears in EVERY perl file during DXSpider startup and
> during normal working.
>   Most of times is coincident with a line that every file has:
> $BRANCH = sprintf( "%d.%03d, ...
>   ...but not always.
>   Apart of these warnings it appears to be working well.
>   BTW, I'm still using DXSpider 1.49. I have not updated yet because I
> don't know if the currently CVS version is stable.
>   Anyone else has this problem?

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