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Bug Fix Advisory perl bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2008:0876-3
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2008-09-17
Last updated on: 2008-09-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

Details

Updated perl packages that fix a performance issue are now available.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and Web programming.

These updated packages fix a large performance degradation. This issue was
most noticeable when using "bless" and "overload" combinations, as well as
when using the Perl DBI modules.

Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1bfd0c739ecb45832a946314db3a71f9
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 5c403356c4eea0a651a0e2ede3cb68d2
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 2c4565b96527125683fae96023fc00d5
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 069b55c81a27c106cb8b297f7bdfd129
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 9809f6741ac8be6623d4a6a29d97117a
 
PPC:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: f64a481904efd3ba359f8d39e0a94cb7
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 50763c9afc193fe2ffc39910dbe29689
 
s390x:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 21d38470fa80ac116e182116a92c9d1a
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 8d11c324009b2b91d34f7eaf450ea1cc
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1cd4c83c9146789577f8a93c2d7f515e
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 71f8545c651b4a741e6b8f937ce3c9ef
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1bfd0c739ecb45832a946314db3a71f9
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 5c403356c4eea0a651a0e2ede3cb68d2
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 2c4565b96527125683fae96023fc00d5
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 5c403356c4eea0a651a0e2ede3cb68d2
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1cd4c83c9146789577f8a93c2d7f515e
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 71f8545c651b4a741e6b8f937ce3c9ef
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1bfd0c739ecb45832a946314db3a71f9
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 5c403356c4eea0a651a0e2ede3cb68d2
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.i386.rpm     MD5: 2c4565b96527125683fae96023fc00d5
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 069b55c81a27c106cb8b297f7bdfd129
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ia64.rpm     MD5: 9809f6741ac8be6623d4a6a29d97117a
 
PPC:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: f64a481904efd3ba359f8d39e0a94cb7
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.ppc.rpm     MD5: 50763c9afc193fe2ffc39910dbe29689
 
s390x:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 21d38470fa80ac116e182116a92c9d1a
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 8d11c324009b2b91d34f7eaf450ea1cc
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1cd4c83c9146789577f8a93c2d7f515e
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 71f8545c651b4a741e6b8f937ce3c9ef
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

460308 - perl bless/overload performance problem


Keywords

bless, performance, perl


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