Perl upgrade broke cyradm

Doug Koobs dkoobs at
Tue Mar 8 09:08:36 EST 2005

> Is there a way to roll back my perl install to 5.8.0? Or, is 
> there a way
> to build a cyradmin that will work with perl 5.8.6? Or, is there a way
> to manage users without using cyradmin? 

Or, let's try something that actually works :)

In the cyradm script, there a 2 calls to perl:

x) exec perl -MCyrus::IMAP::Shell -e shell -- ${1+"$@"} ;;
*) exec perl -MCyrus::IMAP::Shell -e shell -- "$@" ;;

These invoke the new 5.8.6 version of perl in /usr/local/bin. Searching
around a bit, I found another perl executable in /usr/bin, and running
"/usr/bin/perl -V" revealed that this is the 5.8.0 version. So, I
replaced references to perl in cyradm to /usr/bin/perl, and now it
works. I get to have my cake, and eat it too.

I hope this helps out some other poor soul who tries to upgrade perl
without fully understanding the consequences!


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