F20 System Wide Change: Perl 5.18

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Tue Jun 11 08:56:32 UTC 2013

= Proposed System Wide Change: Perl 5.18 =

Change owner(s): Petr Písař <ppisar at redhat.com>, Jitka Plesníková 
<jplesnik at redhat.com>

A new perl 5.18 version brings a lot of changes done over a year of 
development. See [1] for more details.

== Detailed description ==
New perl is released every year and updates containing mainly bug fixes follow 
during the year. The 5.18.0 version is stable release this year and 5.18.1 and 
subsequent revisions will follow during the year to fix issues introduced in 

Because of change in dlopen(3) from RTLD_GLOBAL to RTLD_LOCAL (bug #960048) 
[2], we will try to link all native perl module DSOs to libperl.so explicitly. 
This item needs discussion. Current status does not allow to use perl 
interpreter via dlopen() from other programs (like slapd, snmpd), but proposed 
change can bring other unforeseen difficulties (like double-linking).

[1] http://search.cpan.org/dist/perl-5.18.0/pod/perldelta.pod
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=960048

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