myuserid7 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a troublesome script which is causing some grief. I've simplified it to a few lines, but the output is confusing me. It seems that tr or basename are being called somewhere without paths.

The script fails on Debian 3.0, but works on Fedora.
Here it is:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; $ENV{'PATH'}=''; # removing this line makes it work open (MAILQ, "/usr/bin/mailq |") or die "open failed: $!\n";
And here is the error:
/usr/bin/mailq: basename: No such file or directory /usr/bin/mailq: tr: No such file or directory

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