Fedora 18 Update: perl-5.16.1-231.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-09-16 17:05:42

Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 5.16.1
Release     : 231.fc18
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 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.

Update Information:

Output Pod::Simple to standard output by default.
This updated fixes thread cloning, matching non-breakable space, $@ value after "do" statement, and syscall() return value on 64-bit platforms.

  [ 1 ] Bug #826872 - Trying to use the Pod::Man "parse_file" function in Perl results in errors
  [ 2 ] Bug #825749 - perl-5.16.0: XS::APItest accesses memory after free()
  [ 3 ] Bug #844919 - perl-5.16.0: /[\h]/ does not match non-breakable space U+00A0
  [ 4 ] Bug #834226 - `do' does not clean $@ on success sometimes
  [ 5 ] Bug #838551 - syscall() truncates return value to 32 bits

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update perl' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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