Howard Modell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> if I upgrade my Perl installation (v5.005 just came out), do I have to
> do anything to my majordomo installation?
> The reason for asking is that I blithely upgraded perl yesterday and
> today my previously working majordomo 1.94.4 stopped working (I get
> "segmentation faults" out of "wrapper majordomo".
Majordomo has an ill-conceived regex that breaks under Perl 5.005 and
5.005_01. The fact that Perl segfaults is a bug in Perl; just wait for
5.005_02 which should have the bug fixed. The regex in Majordomo I
personally consider a bug as well (s/\s*$//g makes no sense), but Perl
shouldn't segfault in any case.
Keep in mind that Perl 5.005 is a release primarily dedicated to merging
support for experimental new features, and as such isn't at *quite* the
levels of bulletproof stability that earlier versions of Perl were. I'm
personally staying with the 5.004 version track for a few more months
while the bugs shake out of 5.005.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>