All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.



  • Trying to install Bugzilla on a server that only runs the 9 year old Perl version of 5.8.8, which is a whole WTF in and of itself. Anyway, when installing the required modules this happens:

    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src
     [../apache_x.x/src] ../apache_x.x/src
    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    

    Etcetera etcetera. Good thing I was paying attention so I could hit Ctrl-C, after which the installation went on its merry way.

    I hate you, Bugzilla. I hate you, Perl.



  • You can't insult Jack in a thread title like that!! MODS MODSS!!!! MODSDDSDSD!!!!!! HELLLPP!



  • Look out, you're stimulating the bots to Like you.

    Man, I hope the OP doesn't complain about your unfunny OT comment.



  • Me too, since you're such a huge fucking coward, you'd probably wet yourself before he finished the question. "oh noes, toon! I'll do what you say instantly! don't hurt me!"



  • @boomzilla said:

    Man, I hope the OP doesn't complain about your unfunny OT comment.

    Dammit, @blakeyrat! Why, I oughta...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    you'd probably wet yourself before he finished the question

    Yeah, this morning's coffee is demanding some attention. BRB

    EDIT: Ahhh...much better.



  • @toon said:

    9 year old Perl version of 5.8.8,

    Hmm...that sounds like about the last version I used...

    @toon said:

    Can't stat `../apache_x.x/src'
    Please tell me where I can find your apache src

    Is that stuff some artifact of Perl itself or the install script or what?



  • @boomzilla said:

    Is that stuff some artifact of Perl itself or the install script or what?

    I’m not sure where the prompt method is defined, but it probably immediately returns "" when it encounters an EOF from stdin, resulting in an infinite loop in the calling code. That’s not the first time I’ve seen this...


    Filed under: At least Python’s `raw_input` raises EOFError when that happens, Seems to be fixed in the newest revision

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