Bug 455933 - CGI.pm complains about "Use of uninitialized value $filename in substitution"
CGI.pm complains about "Use of uninitialized value $filename in substitution"
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-18 17:02 EDT by Ben Webb
Modified: 2009-06-10 02:47 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Webb 2008-07-18 17:02:47 EDT
Description of problem:
Any CGI script running on a Fedora 9 box that processes form information dumps a
"Use of uninitialized value $filename in substitution" warning to Apache's
error_log for each form variable. This is a known bug in CGI.pm 3.37:
http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=36340
http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=34551 

It can be fixed either by updating to 3.38 or by applying the one-line patch
found at the second URL.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
perl-5.10.0-30.fc9.i386

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a CGI script that processes form information.
  
Actual results:
Apache's error_log reports something similar to that below for each form variable:
Fri Jul 18 13:40:20 2008] [error] [client aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd] [Fri Jul 18 13:40:20
2008] my.cgi: Use of uninitialized value $filename in substitution (s///) at
(eval 6) line 23., referer: http://example.org/myform.html

Expected results:
No warnings in error_log.
Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-07-21 04:29:01 EDT
I prefer update.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-07-21 07:29:05 EDT
perl-5.10.0-31.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-07-23 03:16:44 EDT
perl-5.10.0-31.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update perl'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-6631
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:08:03 EDT
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