perl out of memory?

From: Mike (
Date: 05/05/04

Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 18:28:04 -0000

Given the script (


use Net::FTP;


When the command is executed as root 'perl -wc' all
works well. When the same command is executed as a user
the errors below are given:

$ perl -wc
Out of memory!
Callback called exit at line 3.
END failed--call queue aborted at line 17.
Callback called exit at line 17.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 3.

I've changed the limits for the user, logged out and back
in, and still get the same result. What else might be
constraining the user's account such that the simple
script above can't even pass a '-wc'?