Perl 5.8.4 and MLDBM problem

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Tue Jun 8 18:31:30 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 22:05:12 EDT, sammy!!! scribbled these
curious markings:
> I am getting this error on some websites that use MLDBM after updating 
> to perl 5.8.4.  Any ideas how to save me?
> [Mon Jun 07 21:44:33 2004] [error] [client] Byte order 
> is not compatible at blib/lib/ (autosplit into 
> blib/lib/auto/Storable/ line 363, at 
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.4/MLDBM/Serializer/ line 
> 27, referer: 

This is because the version of Storable in the Perl core has been
updated. This new version includes data size information in the header.
Since the FreeBSD port of Perl 5.8.4 uses 64 bits, it falls into the
trap noted in the Storable documentation. Please 'perldoc Storable' and
search for the error message that you're seeing. It's towards the end of
the POD.

I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded
pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly.
Please CC me in all replies, even if I'm on the relevant list(s).
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list