Bug 59986 - When will there be an errata for 7.x to update to Perl 5.6.1??
When will there be an errata for 7.x to update to Perl 5.6.1??
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-02-18 00:07 EST by Oliver Jones
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Description Oliver Jones 2002-02-18 00:07:12 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)

Description of problem:
It is pretty common knowledge that Perl 5.6.0 is not very stable when it comes 
to eval's.  For example the HTML::Mason template engine doesn't like 5.6.0 very 
much.  When will there be a RPM errata released to upgrade 7.x to Perl 5.6.1??

This is important to me.  

Is it safe to just use the 5.6.1 rpm from RawHide?
Comment 1 Chip Turner 2002-02-18 15:33:41 EST
It is safe to use Rawhide's Perl, but you will need to edit the spec file
(search it for "rawhide").  If you don't, you will get a perl that is not binary
compatible with your installed modules. For an equally unsupported approach,
though probably maintaining binary compatibility, you can get RPMs from:


They should work, but there are no guarantees.
Comment 2 Oliver Jones 2002-02-18 19:31:13 EST
If by editing the SPEC you mean changing the %define build_8x 1 to 0 then I did
that already.  If not then please advise what changes I need to make.

Thank you.
Comment 3 Oliver Jones 2002-02-18 19:34:47 EST
Oh and also, I don't use the binary rpm perl modules.  I tend to use CPAN for
obtaining perl modules. And I'll probably rebuild things like ImageMagick (which
has a perl interface) etc from SRPMs also.

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