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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Problem with "attempt to free unreferenced scalar ..."
Date: Nov 27 1998 4:48PM writes:
 >        Hi,
 >        Recently I discovered the following error occurred to our
 >        perl/sybperl program:
 >        "Attempt to free unreferenced scalar at          number>"
 >        The problem occurred approximately twice month and isn't easy
 >        to simulate.  What I could see is, nearly all occasions the
 >        following command was involved:
 >        " = qx /date .... /"
 >        Has anyone ever came across the same problem? and most
 >        importantly, is there any way to fix it?
 >        We're running HPUX 10.20, perl version is 5.00404 and sybperl
 >        is 2.08.
 >        From the latest perl version 5.00502, I read from certain
 >        readme files about fixes on unreferenced memory problems, is
 >        this going to help?

I don't know.

However - do you use the UseDateTime attribute? I've just had another
error report with memory problems with perl 5.004_04 when using the
UseDateTime attribute (ie retrieving dates in native format).

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