Bug 885143 - [PATCH] nikto should not rpm-provide perl(JSON*)
Summary: [PATCH] nikto should not rpm-provide perl(JSON*)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nikto
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Howarth
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-07 15:26 UTC by Paul Howarth
Modified: 2015-01-09 18:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nikto-2.1.5-4.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-01-09 18:30:06 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch against rawhide nikto package to fix this problem (1.30 KB, patch)
2012-12-07 15:26 UTC, Paul Howarth
no flags Details | Diff

Description Paul Howarth 2012-12-07 15:26:30 UTC
Created attachment 659467 [details]
Patch against rawhide nikto package to fix this problem

The nikto package "provides" the perl modules perl(JSON::PP) and perl(JSON::backportPP::Boolean) due to its bundling of the JSON::PP module in %{_datadir}/nikto/plugins/JSON-PP.pm; this may lead to it being pulled in to satisfy dependencies of packages requiring these modules, though it doesn't actually satisfy those dependencies because the implementation is not in the perl search path. These provides should be filtered, e.g. using the attached patch.

This issue also affects F-17; I haven't checked F-16 or F-18 but I'd expect it to manifest there too.

Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2013-01-17 10:39:00 UTC
I've fixed this myself in Rawhide (which scratches my itch), but it's still broken in F-18 and F-17.

Comment 2 Michal Ambroz 2013-02-02 23:22:15 UTC
Thank you.
Pushing the changes to F18.

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 16:59:28 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:

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Comment 5 Paul Howarth 2015-01-09 18:30:06 UTC
Fixed long ago in F-19.

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