[mrtg-developers] Re: perl compatibity
oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Fri Jun 20 16:46:07 MEST 2003
Today Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> Simon Leinen wrote:
> > I don't like this change too much (and it's a change to my code):
> >>+ no strict "subs";
> >> $ipv6_addr_len = length(pack_sockaddr_in6(161, inet_pton(AF_INET6, "::1")));
> >>+ use strict "subs";
> > Why don't you simply write "AF_INET6()" instead of "AF_INET6"?
> > Doesn't that work on all versions?
> I didn't write AF_INET6() because I didn't know you could do it! :-)
> I'm no Perl expert, unfortunately.
> AF_INET6() does seem to work both on Perl 5.6.1 and 5.8.0, with and
> without IPv6, but I don't know about 5.005 as I don't have it.
> Tobi, maybe you have an installation of 5.005 you can test it on? You
> would just need to back out the patch-SNMP_Session-bareword I sent you
> the day before yesterday, then change this line in SNMP_Session.pm:
> > $ipv6_addr_len = length(pack_sockaddr_in6(161, inet_pton(AF_INET6, "::1")));
> (should be around line 127) to this:
> > $ipv6_addr_len = length(pack_sockaddr_in6(161, inet_pton(AF_INET6(), "::1")));
> and then see if cfgmaker and/or mrtg still work on 5.6.0.
> There are a couple more "no strict subs; foo(AF_INET6); use strict
> subs;" in SNMP_Session.pm, and I think there's one more in MRTG. If
> AF_INET6() is found to work on 5.005, perhaps we should remove all of
> them? Simon, Tobi, what do you think? I can whip up a patch if you like.
the AF_INET6() thing works fine with perl 5.00502 as fahr as I can
see, so patch would be welcome
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