Skip to navigation

Bug Fix Advisory perl-Archive-Tar bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0595-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-08-04
Last updated on: 2010-08-04
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated perl-Archive-Tar package that fixes a bug is now available.

The Archive::Tar module provides a mechanism for Perl scripts to manipulate tar
archive files.

This updated perl-Archive-Tar package fixes the following bug:

* when using the Archive::Tar Perl module, when the $VERSION variable was
referenced, a warning message similar to the following was printed to standard
output:

Argument "1.39_01" isn't numeric in subroutine entry at -e line 1.

This was caused by the presence of an underscore in the $VERSION variable. With
this update, the Archive::Tar module no longer outputs this warning message.
(BZ#614408)

Note: this regression was caused by a change to the module's version number, and
was introduced by the RHSA-2010:0505 perl-Archive-Tar security update.

All users of perl-Archive-Tar are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which corrects this issue. All applications using the Archive::Tar module must
be restarted for this update to take effect.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.src.rpm     MD5: a5bc16dd826dd6ef80957ff9429f7332
SHA-256: f022bee5894550a0509873253f56de2151217501d6bc97e396df2056c027df1a
 
IA-32:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
IA-64:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
PPC:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
s390x:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
x86_64:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.src.rpm     MD5: a5bc16dd826dd6ef80957ff9429f7332
SHA-256: f022bee5894550a0509873253f56de2151217501d6bc97e396df2056c027df1a
 
IA-32:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
x86_64:
perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.2.noarch.rpm     MD5: b066af2eff9cae338ccdc0d0e3124204
SHA-256: 8b736eea5e020bca3d9afe19f7e3ab8b07d1fbecc5131742301d0b6fab5afbda
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

614408 - perl-Archive-Tar-1.39.1-1.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm breaks /usr/bin/sa-update



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/