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Re: Safe to upgrade Perl in Sarge?

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:53:05PM +0100, Roel Schroeven wrote:
> There's a security upgrade for perl in sarge, but I'm not sure if it's 
> safe to install it:
> $ apt-listbugs list perl
> Reading package fields... Done
> Reading package status... Done
> Retrieving bug reports... Done
> grave bugs of perl (5.8.4-8 -> ) <open>
>  #231082 - spamassassin: spamc hangs since most recent perl package 
> updates for stable
>  #283320 - perl FTBFS on mipsel/lasat, but not on mipsel/cobalt
> Summary:
>  perl(2 bugs)

I got this this notice too, but I wonder why apt-listbugs mentions it.

The last message in bug #231082 was from 21 June 2004, so it's an old
bug and it has nothing to do with this upgrade.  The bug is still
open, but if perl worked before on your system then I would think that
it will work with the new version as well.  At least this isn't a new
bug that was introduced by the upgrade.

Bug #283320 was judged as not being a bug at all and closed on 27

I have spamassassin running and don't notice anything wrong.  YMMV
though. :)

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