Fedora 16 Update: perl-5.14.2-190.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-11-02 17:49:10

Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 5.14.2
Release     : 190.fc16
URL         : http://www.perl.org/
Summary     : Practical Extraction and Report Language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk and she=
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 la=
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.

Update Information:

Rebase to bugfixing version 5.14.2 and various fixes (see package changelog=
 since 4:5.14.2-189 version including for more details).

* Thu Nov  3 2011 Petr Pisar <ppisar at redhat.com> - 4:5.14.2-190
- Provide perl(DB) by perl
* Wed Nov  2 2011 Petr Pisar <ppisar at redhat.com> - 4:5.14.2-189
- Correct perl-CGI list of Provides
- Make tests optional
- Correct perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS Provides
- Correct perl-Locale-Codes Provides
- Correct perl-Module-CoreList version
- Automate perl-Test-Simple-tests Requires version
- 5.14.2 bump (see
  https://metacpan.org/module/FLORA/perl-5.14.2/pod/perldelta.pod for relea=
- Fixes panics when processing regular expression with \b class and /aa
  modifier (bug #731062)
- Fixes CVE-2011-2728 (File::Glob bsd_glob() crash with certain glob flags)
  (bug #742987)
- Filter false perl(DynaLoader) provide from perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
  (bug #736714)
- Change Perl_repeatcpy() prototype to allow repeat count above 2^31
  (bug #720610)
- Do not own site directories located in /usr/local (bug #732799)
- cleaned spec (thanks to Grigory Batalov)
-  Module-Metadata sub-package contained perl_privlib instead of privlib
-  %files parent section was repeated twice

  [ 1 ] Bug #731062 - Perl 5.14 panics when processing regular expression w=
ith \b class and /aa modifier
  [ 2 ] Bug #742987 - CVE-2011-2728 perl: File::Glob bsd_glob() crash with =
certain glob flags
  [ 3 ] Bug #736714 - perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker provides perl(DynaLoader)?!
  [ 4 ] Bug #720610 - [PATCH] large string repeat count causes heap corrupt=
  [ 5 ] Bug #732799 - perl rpm attempts writing to /usr/local

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