Fedora 20 Update: perl-5.18.1-288.fc20

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-09-11 16:41:10

Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 20
Version     : 5.18.1
Release     : 288.fc20
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:

- Fix rules for parsing numeric escapes in regexes (bug #978233)
- Fix crash with \&$glob_copy (bug #989486)
- Fix coreamp.t's rand test (bug #970567)
- Reap child in case where exception has been thrown (bug #988805)
- Fix using regexes with multiple code blocks (bug #982131)


  [ 1 ] Bug #978233 - perl-5.18: Regex \8 and \9 after literals no longer work
  [ 2 ] Bug #989486 - perl-5.18: Dereferencing undefined glob value as a code reference causes segfault
  [ 3 ] Bug #970567 - perl-5.18: t/op/coreamp.t sometimes fails
  [ 4 ] Bug #988805 - IPC::Open3 keeps zombies after failed execve()
  [ 5 ] Bug #982131 - Regular expression in regular expression code block corrupts back-reference

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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