Perl problem (Scalar::Util)

Mike Iglesias iglesias at
Fri Feb 29 18:49:45 UTC 2008

Steven Stern wrote:
> I'm getting the following error from various perl programs:
> Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at 
> /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/Scalar/ line 30.
> OK... maybe we need an update:
> [root at ccim-mx3 ~]# perl -MCPAN -e shell
> cpan> install Scalar::Util
> CPAN: Storable loaded ok
> Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
>   Database was generated on Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:31:08 GMT
> Scalar::Util is up to date.
> Anyone have a solution?

See - a recent update to 
perl broke other packages like MailScanner due to Scalar::Util issues.  Try 
using "force install Scalar::Util" in cpan, that fixed it for me.

Some more information is available here, which is where I found the way to fix 

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