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Bug Fix Advisory perl bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1411-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-10-29
Last updated on: 2012-10-29
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated perl packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.

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

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, certain Perl scripts using modules, which use the overload()
function in a specific way, could be impacted by a performance regression.
Consequently, users could observe slower operation of such scripts after an
upgrade from perl packages of version 5.8.5. This update removes an upstream
patch from these perl packages that was responsible for the regression, thus
preventing this bug. (BZ#865709)

All users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
this bug.


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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: dbd6901f69b15f4d22e5a1812fb7944f
SHA-256: 7da3496f065494ea4b932a57b8a86f48f60af03a1ecef613650c59810d0f5ef7
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 32a73532c4972d6911680629799cb79c
SHA-256: a57bd964bda4e3f2992b48088d0cb69d19d1724b69c018858f86b747d52e945a
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: be5522c3f3b4899cbfcc40b33ff410db
SHA-256: 233aacf18fd7163afb7a49beb2f80eab961fc55a3e76ef7bf853994d4cf668f8
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 30e38c4e5758616358b6f717a1b01049
SHA-256: e6dba560902dbec552393ee3ce56feeb606d1a59a7982ac88edbe7d7a67d87fc
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 81253e0d635de22b3b9b230c8364901e
SHA-256: 05b43fcfeff18df6c580731007484ff3037cbd5952472627f68ef04fd97f97bf
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 8aef45fcc02fea540ab8b8e8f95c0e16
SHA-256: eb7abeb92a6d1e204821ff18d9350c73f9cc7482aba158cf598d121ed488c4cb
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: bf835498543bade46f957444df802a46
SHA-256: 60c5043f8311b6530713c3b47d89396d07ee64362e814455e25f28533d5607e5
 
PPC:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 95b108a9adb0c78c87419195a712f12c
SHA-256: d07bda76cbc10e5ec48f0283a7102266d7dcc620ff054d2df9e6ec73e74ef488
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 5842bdcfba2024bb0d2f439fbe0a40e2
SHA-256: c63ec2b893bd8f56c6584d833501741d0f7155626758d138c16ba05e44ec1002
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: c0dd06f4076cbc0ae78a06491fc836be
SHA-256: 8a0c8f4aff4375cbe91dbc945243d079535d72edee099069bc056d6008e58a8f
 
s390x:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 716ff5664a7a7403b00c0815d25a74c9
SHA-256: 2b0ae926bbc930c03b49c5699b5e131beae1a026c888c04dff302ff96b628afb
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 2be9dc9f2f6a9cca4276877dc5d86fb6
SHA-256: 7d772e382ac450559b19231ec6f36aecc065048736a879050b4e93806b1dd9ab
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 1949a2191aa2e7606b96ed7a1e8d6889
SHA-256: 4dff3a8ed7ea6c6f89ade55cb91995fac4fa19e7eb89cf16918b2a39ba1f1ff1
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 144d328f394bbfe93ecccfa055d83c35
SHA-256: 72106a9335441b43e469253a7d9c1eb3e9cac246f8f6243ba7d88f678222f20c
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: d11eb50bf1cdc355ec109c791fa92183
SHA-256: 7d512e459d71626a3e0019f7e30aa95760de4e32e5a8e6e659ce04f4ae253986
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 8573620e67388b7e281fab55963436da
SHA-256: 185f830c2a5e124b4497e3e4d336741e78c21de6fb07d819f6f83969c18ab0f6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: dbd6901f69b15f4d22e5a1812fb7944f
SHA-256: 7da3496f065494ea4b932a57b8a86f48f60af03a1ecef613650c59810d0f5ef7
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 32a73532c4972d6911680629799cb79c
SHA-256: a57bd964bda4e3f2992b48088d0cb69d19d1724b69c018858f86b747d52e945a
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: be5522c3f3b4899cbfcc40b33ff410db
SHA-256: 233aacf18fd7163afb7a49beb2f80eab961fc55a3e76ef7bf853994d4cf668f8
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 30e38c4e5758616358b6f717a1b01049
SHA-256: e6dba560902dbec552393ee3ce56feeb606d1a59a7982ac88edbe7d7a67d87fc
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 32a73532c4972d6911680629799cb79c
SHA-256: a57bd964bda4e3f2992b48088d0cb69d19d1724b69c018858f86b747d52e945a
perl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 144d328f394bbfe93ecccfa055d83c35
SHA-256: 72106a9335441b43e469253a7d9c1eb3e9cac246f8f6243ba7d88f678222f20c
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: be5522c3f3b4899cbfcc40b33ff410db
SHA-256: 233aacf18fd7163afb7a49beb2f80eab961fc55a3e76ef7bf853994d4cf668f8
perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: d11eb50bf1cdc355ec109c791fa92183
SHA-256: 7d512e459d71626a3e0019f7e30aa95760de4e32e5a8e6e659ce04f4ae253986
perl-suidperl-5.8.8-38.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1296
    MD5: 8573620e67388b7e281fab55963436da
SHA-256: 185f830c2a5e124b4497e3e4d336741e78c21de6fb07d819f6f83969c18ab0f6
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Keywords

issue, performance


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