Bug 112600 - Package 'perl-HTML-Parser-3.26-18' *must* be rebuilt for Fedora Core 1
Summary: Package 'perl-HTML-Parser-3.26-18' *must* be rebuilt for Fedora Core 1
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 117646
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-HTML-Parser   
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Version: 1
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Chip Turner
QA Contact:
: 113891 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 117646
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Reported: 2003-12-24 06:18 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:00:30 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-24 06:18:10 UTC
Description of problem:
The function report_tags in the Perl module HTML::Parser does not give
the right result when using the current
perl-HTML-Parser-3.26-18.i386.rpm package which apparantly was
compiled against an earlier version of Perl. (Among other things, this
causes the Perl function, HTML::Form->Parse to fail).

It appears that the problem is due to a binary incompatibility between
Perl 5.8.0 and 5.8.1 caused by the introduction of hash randomization
in Perl 5.8.1. (Note that the report_tags function is defined as an 

The solution is to simply rebuild the src rpm under Fedora Core 1/Perl

I am not sure if this binary incompatibility between Perl 5.8.0 and
5.8.1 affects any other Perl modules, but it might be a good idea to
check this out and see whether any of the other Perl packages need to
be rebuilt for Fedora Core 1.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
To reproduce, try the following short perl script:

#! /usr/bin/perl -w

use HTML::Form;
use HTTP::Request;
use LWP;
use Data::Dumper;

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
my $uri="http://www.google.com";
my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $uri);
my $res = $ua->request($req);

my $form = HTML::Form->parse($res->content, $res->base());
print Dumper($form);

Actual results:

When run under FC1/Perl 5.8.1 without a rebuild, the script does 
not 'dump' the form and instead returns:
   $VAR1 = undef; 

Expected results:

The above script prints out the form properly in RH8.0/Perl 5.8.0 
(and in FC1/Perl 5.8.1 after rebuild):

$VAR1 = bless( {
                 'extra_attr' => {
                                   'name' => 'f'
                 'enctype' => 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded',
                 'action' => bless( do{\(my $o = 'http://www.google.co
+m/search')}, 'URI::http' ),
                 'method' => 'GET',
                 'inputs' => [
                               bless( {
                                        'value' => 'en',
                                        'name' => 'hl',
                                        'type' => 'hidden'
                                      }, 'HTML::Form::TextInput' ),
                               bless( {
                                        'value' => 'ISO-8859-1',
                                        'name' => 'ie',
                                        'type' => 'hidden'
                                      }, 'HTML::Form::TextInput' ),
                               bless( {
                                        'maxlength' => '256',
                                        'value' => '',
                                        'name' => 'q',
                                        'type' => 'text',
                                        'size' => '55'
                                      }, 'HTML::Form::TextInput' ),
                               bless( {
                                        'value' => 'Google Search',
                                        'name' => 'btnG',
                                        'type' => 'submit'
                                      }, 'HTML::Form::SubmitInput' ),
                               bless( {
                                        'value' => 'I\'m Feeling Lucky
                                        'name' => 'btnI',
                                        'type' => 'submit'
                                      }, 'HTML::Form::SubmitInput' )
               }, 'HTML::Form' );

Additional info:


Comment 1 Chuck Mead 2004-01-17 02:14:10 UTC
This bug definitely caused troubles for spamassassin also... I had
thought that my issues reported with bug 90202 was being caused by
perl or spamassassin itself but it was not. After reading this bug I
did rebuild perl-HTML-Parser-3.26-18.x86_64.rpm and after installing
it I rebuilt spamassassin-2.61-2.x86_64.rpm and installed it as well.
Suddenly all is well in spamassassin land!

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2004-01-18 01:14:27 UTC
Not sure why this bug has not yet been addressed by the Fedora bug 
team. It has got to be one of the easiest of bugs to fix -- just 
recompile the module rpm and re-release.

This bug is probably tripping up many people who don't realize it, 
since it is not exactly easy to find or troubleshoot.

Maybe I should change the priority soon if no response from the 
official maintainers :)


Comment 3 Warren Togami 2004-02-28 22:41:06 UTC
Is this still an issue with FC1 + official updates?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2004-02-29 00:17:15 UTC
Extremely frustrating that not responded to or corrected
yet,particularly given that the fix is specified and is SO simple
(just rebild the darn rpm)

Response like this has to make you wonder about how well the community
Fedora Core is being managed and maintained relative to the for-profit
Redhat project.

I mean, how many months does it take to respond to a simple bugzilla
report? (it has been two months so far...)

Comment 6 Warren Togami 2004-02-29 06:26:25 UTC
*** Bug 113891 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Warren Togami 2004-02-29 06:31:55 UTC
I think I have figured out why this has not attracted attention.
1) This seems to crash only FC1 AMD64 and not x86.
2) This report did not mention x86-64 or AMD64 anywhere.
3) Other folks probably saw this report and tested it quickly on x86
where it does not seem to crash.  When they were unable to quickly
reproduce it, so it went to the bottom of the pile in priority.
4) I do not recall you saying anything about this to the mailing list,
and Justin Forbes the AMD64 guy did not hear anything from you.

So I am guessing that it was only a failure of communication.  There
are core bugfix updates going into FC1 real soon, so this should be
fixed relatively quickly.

Comment 8 Need Real Name 2004-02-29 12:48:44 UTC
I have a Intel P4.
Not sure why others haven't been able to duplicate on x86, but problem
is a 100% duplicable for me (by comparing original vs rebuilt rpm). I
also know problem is 'genuine' since this same binary incompatibility
between Perl 5.8.0 and 5.8.1 is noted on the main Perl sites. However,
since issue is related to hash randomization, I could imagine that by
luck some states still work while others don't.

Finally, even if others had tried and not verified the bug, shouldn't
they have noted that here in bugzilla? Again, my frustration is that I
didn't hear *any* responses for 2 months.

Thanks :)

Comment 9 Jesse Keating 2004-03-18 00:42:54 UTC
This bug seems to effect perl-DBI-1.37-1 as well.  Things like
sqlbench are unable to run due to perl-DBI being built against an
older perl.

Comment 10 Jesse Keating 2004-03-18 00:43:30 UTC
I should mention that perl-DBI seems effected on x86_64, not i386.

Comment 11 Jesse Keating 2004-03-18 00:52:57 UTC
perl-DBD-MySQL as well, and I would assume perl-DBD-Pg.

Comment 12 Chip Turner 2004-03-18 02:31:47 UTC
Have you tried the latest perl errata (5.8.3)?

Check 'man perl582delta' -- the binary incompatibility was fixed.  can you see if the 5.8.3 
errata fixes your situation?  or are you already running it?

Comment 13 Gene Czarcinski 2004-03-18 12:07:51 UTC
Yes, this is still a problem because I CANNOT install the updated perl
on x86_64 ... why not, see bugzilla 117646

Comment 14 Warren Togami 2004-03-24 04:08:49 UTC

Please test the appropriate version of perl for your system.  This
should be binary compatible with the ORIGINAL perl-HTML-Parser package
distributed in FC1.

Comment 15 Warren Togami 2004-04-22 02:18:50 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 117646 ***

Comment 16 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:00:30 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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