perl-tk no longer working
rebehn at ant.uni-bremen.de
Tue Jun 22 02:24:54 PDT 2004
Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2004, Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
>>I rolled my own perl-tk script for adding/removing users on our cluster
>>and it has been running fine for some years now.
>>But when i wanted to use it today, it died with:
> My SWAG is that you've updated perl recently, but not updated the perl::Tk
> modules. Running two versions of perl on the same machine is possible (we
> do it under the OpenPKG.org packagement system all the time), but can
> easily lead to problems like this.
>>root at antsrv1 [~] # usrmgr/usrmgr.pl
>>[the usual messages about unused variables]
>>X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
>> Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
>> Atom id in failed request: 0x1a6
>> Serial number of failed request: 12
>> Current serial number in output stream: 15
>>I have no clue what this could be. Other X11 apps run fine. I am logged
>>in via ssh -X.
>>perl-5.6.1_15 Practical Extraction and Report Language
>>perl-5.8.4 Practical Extraction and Report Language
>>2 versions of perl? Is this ok?
>>Does anyone have an idea?
Problem solved: It was not the perl upgrade, it is the X server which is
to blame. I recently upgraded the Linux installation on my workstation
and there seems to be a problem with xfree there. I did not get
suspicious until i tried running the script under Linux and got exactly
the same error message. Moving to another workstation with a different
version of xfree solved the problem.
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