Bug 104875 - Latest Perl errata upgrades RH7.1 to 5.6.1 from 5.6.0 and breaks dependencies
Summary: Latest Perl errata upgrades RH7.1 to 5.6.1 from 5.6.0 and breaks dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chip Turner
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 104871 104888 104931 104953 104977 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-09-23 00:21 UTC by Jon Benson
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:48 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-10-03 14:29:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:256 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated Perl packages fix security issues. 2003-09-22 04:00:00 UTC

Description Jon Benson 2003-09-23 00:21:54 UTC
Description of problem:
The latest Perl errata for RedHat 7.1 upgrade Perl to 5.6.1

This means anything (such as mod_perl) built for 5.6.0 is broken.  If I applied 
these upgrades on a production web server it would then fail to start Apache!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the latest perl errata on a RH 7.1 server
Actual results:
All packages dependent on 5.6.0 (presumably setup to just be dependant on Perl) 

Expected results:
A clean upgrade without the need to obtain custom versions of mod_perl, etc

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-09-23 08:19:36 UTC
We upgraded from Perl 5.6.0 to 5.6.1 while maintaining full backwards
compatibility.  A previous errata, RHBA-2002:023 did the same upgrade for users
of Red Hat Linux 7.2.  

Did you try the upgrade and did things break?  

Comment 2 Jon Benson 2003-09-23 08:30:58 UTC
I tried it on one of less important machines and yes it broke:

Starting httpd: [Tue Sep 23 18:21:56 2003] [error] Can't locate strict.pm in 
@INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/i386-
linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-
linux /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl . /etc/httpd/ /et
c/httpd/lib/perl) at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-linux/Apache.pm line 
3.!BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-
linux/Apache.pm line 3.!Compilation failed in require at (eval 1) line 3.!

Comment 3 David Lawrence 2003-09-23 13:16:04 UTC
*** Bug 104888 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 David Lawrence 2003-09-23 17:35:03 UTC
*** Bug 104931 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 David Lawrence 2003-09-23 21:31:53 UTC
*** Bug 104953 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Gary Benson 2003-09-24 08:45:39 UTC
*** Bug 104977 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Gary Benson 2003-09-24 11:24:59 UTC
QUICK FIX: do the following:

1. Get the SRPM for mod_perl.
2. rpm --rebuild mod_perl-1.24_01-2.src.rpm
3. rpm -Uvh --force mod_perl-1.24_01-2.i386.rpm

Comment 11 Mike Baptiste 2003-09-30 01:28:55 UTC
In rebuilding the mod_perl SRPM, I noticed I got a conflict warning about the
large files flag:

************* WARNING *************

  Your Perl is uselargefiles enabled, but Apache is not, suggestions:
    *) Rebuild Apache with CFLAGS="-D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64"
    *) Rebuild Perl with Configure -Uuselargefiles
    *) Let mod_perl build Apache (USE_DSO=1 instead of USE_APXS=1)

************* WARNING *************

That and the rpm --rebuild fails:

Processing files: mod_perl-1.24_01-2
error: File not found by glob: /var/tmp/mod_perl-root/usr/share/man/man3/*.3*

Comment 12 Mike Baptiste 2003-09-30 01:54:10 UTC
Couldn't get the stock mod_perl srpm to build at all due to the man page path
error noted above.  I finally just downloaded mod_perl 1.28 (latest) and rebuilt
from the tar source:


Which was the command used in the mod_perl SPEC file and it installed just fine
and the web server came back up

Comment 13 Mark J. Cox 2003-10-03 14:29:34 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


Comment 14 Lee Howard 2003-10-03 17:40:03 UTC
*** Bug 104871 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 15 Need Real Name 2003-10-13 23:14:32 UTC
I viewed the errata link you attatched, but this is the same update that caused
the apache to quit.  I am looking for a newer errata, or is there something I am
missing.  I am having the same problem, why apache server is down pending a fix
from the updated perl rpm.

Comment 16 Mark J. Cox 2003-10-14 08:37:14 UTC
rwcanary: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-256.html was updated to include
replacement mod_perl packages.  Install those packages from this updated errata
to fix this issue.

Comment 17 Need Real Name 2003-10-14 12:26:01 UTC
Fantastic.  Great job.

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