perl-5.8.7 propolice bug

Joshua Murphy poisonbl at
Sun Jun 26 19:32:26 PDT 2005

> > > There is no fix yet. I think we should use
> > > CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -fno-stack-protector" for now rather than downgrading to
> > > 5.8.6.
> I'm not sure specifically. I know they fixed the uClibc port. I imagine there
> is more than that though.

are the people at perl aware of the propolice bug? i can't find it in
their bug ticket search ... as for the other changes, i'm skimming
their changelog, and i've only seen a couple of security fixes (in
sudoperl) directly listed, a lot of win32 changes (useless for LFS,
but important to many others) ... and a single change that directly
references uClibc ...

[ 23809] By: nicholas                              on 2005/01/17  22:25:28
        Log: Integrate:
             [ 23732]
             Integrate a patch from Gentoo for uclibc support.
             See :
             Subject: Re: Static linking notes --- perl5.8.6 and uClibc
             From: Alexey Tourbin <at at>
             Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 14:25:42 +0300
             Message-ID: <20041228112542.GB21037 at>
             [ 23761]
             Silence a compilation warning
     Branch: maint-5.8/perl
	  !> perlio.c pp_sort.c

so which would be more secure? the disabling cflags route or the older
perl version? ... also, where does it (5.8.7) break? i'm almost there
in tonight's build, i may just find out for myself on the breakage ...
but which do you guys want me to play with then report on?

Poison [BLX]
Joshua M. Murphy

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