Fedora Update Notification
2018-03-06 17:26:39.508568

Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 26
Version     : 5.24.3
Release     : 396.fc26
URL         : http://www.perl.org/
Summary     : Practical Extraction and Report Language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk and shell
scripting.  Perl is good at handling processes and files, and is especially
good at handling text.  Perl's hallmarks are practicality and efficiency.
While it is used to do a lot of different things, Perl's most common
applications are system administration utilities and web programming.

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your system to
handle Perl scripts with /usr/bin/perl interpreter.

If your script requires some Perl modules, you can install them with
"perl(MODULE)" where "MODULE" is a name of required module. E.g. install
"perl(Test::More)" to make Test::More Perl module available.

If you need all the Perl modules that come with upstream Perl sources, so
called core modules, install perl-core package.

If you only need perl run-time as a shared library, i.e. Perl interpreter
embedded into another application, the only essential package is perl-libs.

Perl header files can be found in perl-devel package.

Perl utils like "splain" or "perlbug" can be found in perl-utils package.

Update Information:

This release fixes shell bangs in perl-tests package, parsing braced subscript
after parentheses, handling attribute specification on our variables, a crash
when a match for inversely repeated group fails, an overflow when parsing a
character range with no preceding character, walking symbol table for ISA in
Carp, handling file names with null bytes in stat and lstat functions, a crash
when untying an object witout a stash, deparsing of transliterations with
unprintable characters, error reporting on do() on a directory, stack
manipulation when a lexical subroutine is defined in a do block in a member of
an iteration list, setting $! when statting a closed filehandle, tainting of
s/// with overloaded replacement, expanding system() arguments, and undefined
behavior when copying memory in Glob and pp_caller. It also removes invalid
macro definitions from macros.perl and a workaround for a fixed bug in glibc
libcrypt. It also starts linking all XS modules to pthread library to ensure
proper symbol resolution.

  [ 1 ] Bug #1532539 - [PATCH] Invalid definitions in macros.perl
  [ 2 ] Bug #1536752 - libxcrypt-4.0.0-0.200.20171109git15447aa not compatible 
with glibc's libcrypt

This update can be installed with the "dnf" update program. Use
su -c 'dnf upgrade perl' at the command line.
For more information, refer to the dnf documentation available at

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