Use of uninitialized value $x in scalar assignment at /usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl

Bug #292702 reported by Loïc Minier on 2008-11-02
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Debian
Fix Released
Unknown
perl (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Hardy
Undecided
Unassigned
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi

TEST CASE:
on a system without perl / perl-modules (only with perl-base) such as minimal virtual machine as created by ubuntu-vm-builder:

% perl -e 'use warnings "all"; chr(hex(323)) =~ /\p{IsAlpha}/'
Use of uninitialized value $x in scalar assignment at
/usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 242.
Use of uninitialized value $x in pattern match (m//) at
/usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 243.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at -e line 1.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at -e line 1.

the warnings go away when installing perl + perl-modules.

Bye

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

The solution in Debian's perl was to move usr/share/perl/5.10/unicore/lib from perl to perl-base
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480533#121

Nick Barcet (nijaba) wrote :

This bug affects all installs using the minimal seed, including JeOS (F4 - Install minimal virtual guest). It would be really nice to apply the patch that debian applied.

Changed in perl:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Nick, does it affect hardy?

Loïc Minier wrote:
> Nick, does it affect hardy?

Yes it does as well.

Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :

Seems to be an issue in intrepid even

Is there any way to work around this bug?

One of the Shutter users is still complaining about it:
see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/shutter/+bug/341621

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Intrepid Ibex reached end-of-life on 30 April 2010 so I am closing the
report. The bug is still marked as confirmed in later versions of Ubuntu.

Changed in perl (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → Invalid
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Hardy has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the Hardy task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in perl (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: New → Won't Fix
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