I was under the impression that you cannot (err, should not) upgrade Storable without upgrading Perl at the same time.. Is that not the case?..
That is not the case. I upgrade core (albeit generally only ones which are distributed separately on CPAN) modules every day and so should you (for example, File::Spec is continually being improved).
It could very well be that $path/$name is corrupt somehow, but how would anyone except you reproduce that?
I started doing diff on storable.xs and am pretty sure that it must be ...
Um, yeah, whatever. Did you try your code with the newest storable? Did it work? Did you try regenerating $path/$name? Does it still break (with the newest storable)? If you still can't get it to work try contacting the perl Storable people (perl5-porters at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at perl.org), and be sure to send them a self-contained snippet which reproduces the bug (including a copy of your storable file).
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