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Date:      Tue, 5 Jan 2016 09:05:49 +0100
From:      Matthias Apitz <>
Subject:   small issue in port databases/p5-GDBM
Message-ID:  <20160105080549.GA2330@c720-r285885-amd64>

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I need the above port to build a small Ddbm database and it seems that
there is a small issue; it can be triggered with this perl code:

require GDBM_File;

which gives:

$ ./ 
String found where operator expected at
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/mach/5.20/ line 74, near
"XSLoader::load 'GDBM_File'"
	(Do you need to predeclare XSLoader::load?)
syntax error at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/mach/5.20/
line 75, near "XSLoader::load 'GDBM_File'"
Compilation failed in require at ./ line 3.

the mentioned line in is:

XSLoader::load 'GDBM_File', $VERSION;

If one adds a line of

use XSLoader;
XSLoader::load 'GDBM_File', $VERSION;

it works fine.

I'm not a perl expert (and not subscribed to
and don't know if this is the right fix. Should I file a bugzilla issue?
This is with ports from head of December, 30.


Matthias Apitz, ✉, 🌐  ☎ +49-176-38902045

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