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Beatnik (493)

Beatnik
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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Thursday February 23, 2006
07:21 AM

DBD::Sybase causes panic

[ #28786 ]
During the installation of one of our tools I got the following error:

panic: sv_setpvn called with negative strlen

The tool uses DBI and DBD::Sybase on a Solaris 9 with a pretty recent Perl version. The line that failed was a fetchrow_array call. Unfortunatly I can't disclose any other details. I tested the tool last night and it worked then. The error appeared this morning, when I was cleaning up some debugging information. The solution (that worked for me) was to add a DBI->trace(5); before the error line. Tracelevels lower than 5 don't seem to work. Google didn't help me on this one.. So I hope this will help Google :)

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