Timothy Hunt T.Hunt at bom.gov.au
Sun Mar 15 22:18:16 PDT 2015

Hi Toby,

I've opened a ticket with RH, but will try to find time to build a newer version and test.  Unfortunately, it's part of a huge legacy system that has grown through Solaris / HPUX / linux migrations...


Tim Hunt  
Information Systems and Services Division
Bureau of Meteorology
Level 7, 700 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008
Tel: +61 3 9669 4094 | t.hunt at bom.gov.au

-----Original Message-----
From: Melbourne-pm [mailto:melbourne-pm-bounces+t.hunt=bom.gov.au at pm.org] On Behalf Of Toby Corkindale
Sent: Monday, 16 March 2015 4:08 PM
To: melbourne-pm
Subject: Re: [Melbourne-pm] FTP on RHEL [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi Tim,
You're using a version of Perl from 2009, and neither it nor the subsequent three major releases after it are even considered "in support" by the Perl core dev team.
If you're stuck on RHEL, then I guess you have an enterprise contract with RH, so can't you make this their problem and open a support ticket?

Alternatively -- have you tried installing modern versions of libnet (and possibly IO::Socket::SSL) into your home directory, to determine if that fixes the problem?
(In which case you can at least look at finding a way to bundle the newer versions with your app)


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Timothy Hunt" <T.Hunt at bom.gov.au>
> To: "melbourne-pm" <melbourne-pm at pm.org>
> Sent: Monday, 16 March, 2015 2:39:58 PM
> Subject: [Melbourne-pm] FTP on RHEL [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> Hi Mongers. Being a public servant I have to use 'out of the box' 
> versions of Perl. One of our data collection services is transitioning 
> from RHEL5 to RHEL6. It uses FTP...
> RHEL6: This is perl, v5.10.1
> Net::FTP=GLOB(0xbab080)>>> PASV Net::FTP=GLOB(0xbab080)<<< 227 
> Entering Passive Mode (x,z,c,v,222,248) Net::FTP=GLOB(0xbab080)>>> 
> NLST T* Can't use an undefined value as a symbol reference at 
> /usr/share/perl5/Net/FTP/dataconn.pm line 54.
> Which is not the expected 550.
> I have had a look at the change logs but didn't notice anything significant.
> As mentioned, I don't have the option of upgrading Perl outside the distro.
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