Fedora Core 5 Update: perl-5.8.8-5

Jason Vas Dias jvdias at redhat.com
Mon Jun 12 15:55:42 UTC 2006

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : perl
Version     : 5.8.8
Release     : 5
Summary     : The Perl programming language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk
and shell scripting.  Perl is good at handling processes and files,
and is especially good at handling text.  Perl's hallmarks are
practicality and efficiency.  While it is used to do a lot of
different things, Perl's most common applications are system
administration utilities and web programming.  A large proportion of
the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.  You need the perl
package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your
system to handle Perl scripts.


* Thu Jun  1 2006 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-5
- Fix upstream perl bug 38454:
  'rindex corrects for $[ on bytes rather than UTF-8'
  apply upstream patch #27116
- Fix upstream perl bug 24816:
  'Magic vars seem unsure if they are purely numeric' 
  ( perl -wle 'print $? = $? ^ "3"' -> 'Argument "^C" isn't numeric' )
  apply upstream patch #27391
- Avoid writing over the input string in the case 'F' in moreswitches.
  apply upstream patch #27426
- Fix upstream perl bug 34925 - 'overload and rebless' -
  apply upstream patches #27509, #27512
- Fix upstream perl bug 3038 - '$qr = qr/^a$/m; $x =~ $qr; fails'
  apply upstream patch #27604
- apply upstream patch #27605 - 'Fix off-by-one in $0 set magic.'
- Fix upstream perl bug 23141 - '($_) = () fails to set $_ to undef'
  apply upstream patch #27914
- Fix upstream perl bug 38619 - 
  'Bug in lc and uc (interaction between UTF-8, substr, and lc/uc)'
  apply upstream patch #27329
- Give users the '-R' option to disable the Red Hat
  module compatibility default search path extension (incpush.patch).
* Thu May 11 2006 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-5
- Fix bug 191416: make h2ph generate correct code for cpp statements
  like: '#if defined A || defined B'
- Fix 172396.patch for non-threaded builds
* Wed Apr 12 2006 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-5
- Fix bug 188841: make CGI.pm's url(-relative) handle rewrites

This update can be downloaded from:

817100ee770978f5c6dcfa95ed3a087214eb27fd  SRPMS/perl-5.8.8-5.src.rpm
817100ee770978f5c6dcfa95ed3a087214eb27fd  noarch/perl-5.8.8-5.src.rpm
52f80acadfe34302b2258969d4a57ae187b076c0  ppc/perl-5.8.8-5.ppc.rpm
5d0d8d5466e9216a16b03ce67681875caa64ced7  ppc/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-5.ppc.rpm
0f97e6b13e1e4af66ac9fcaa4f81218ca2756230  ppc/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-5.ppc.rpm
ac3ed0fa0d51d354dcf8ebc36fee6c0514bae700  x86_64/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-5.x86_64.rpm
bbdb233862e439cd6198b8b2fa047f982b2ca24f  x86_64/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-5.x86_64.rpm
1d79363d328ac6cf928c8740fb65dcdf3680b7c9  x86_64/perl-5.8.8-5.x86_64.rpm
b7a0d2360b53e3bfc62b1e6e9b370843edd2381a  i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-5.i386.rpm
8205f1042c7763e7651868bc7a5cf682c286eb28  i386/perl-5.8.8-5.i386.rpm
479c2732798f0b0736cd4bf4167fa2a42408b19a  i386/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-5.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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