[Bug 199514] suidperl segfaults when different version of perl/suidperl is installed.

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Summary: suidperl segfaults when different version of perl/suidperl is installed.


jvdias at redhat.com changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |MODIFIED

------- Additional Comments From jvdias at redhat.com  2006-07-25 19:34 EST -------
Aha, I see the problem - the perl-suidperl sub-package has always specified:
 'Requires: perl = %{epoch}:%{version}-%{release}
But the perl main package has always specified:
 '# By definition of 'do' (see 'man perlfunc') this package provides all
  # versions of perl previous to it.
  Provides: perl <= %{epoch}:%{version}
So any perl package Provides: all previous versions of perl, so RPM allows
a previous version of perl to be installed when a later perl-suidperl version
is installed.

I guess the perl main package should specify something like:
 'Provides: libperl = %{epoch}:%{version}-%{release}
and the perl-setuid sub-package should specify:
 'Requires: libperl = %{epoch}:%{version}-%{release}

This fix is now in CVS and will go into the next release.

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