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Subject: majordomo 1.94.4-6 bug report
From: Gerhard Wohlgenannt <wohlg @ lux3 . wu-wien . ac . at>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 10:27:59 +0200 (CEST)
To: majordomo-workers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.05.9908261642350.17847-100000@lux3.wu-wien.ac.at>




On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, Gerhard Wohlgenannt wrote:

> hi!
> 
> guess I have found a bug that makes majordomo crash on redhat 5.2 (with
> perl 5.004_04) systems.
> 
> lines 177 and 178 of "majordomo"
> s/^\s*//g;                          # strip leading whitespace
> s/\s*$//g;                          # strip trailing whitespace
> 
> cause (guess 0 whitespaces are substituted forever)
> "Substitution loop at /usr/lib/majordomo/majordomo line 177, <> chunk 1."
> error, which results in the known problem
> "Unknown mailer error 9".
> 
> these lines have to be replaced with
> s/^\s+//g;                          # strip leading whitespace  
> s/\s+$//g;                          # strip trailing whitespace
> 
> the same problem is in majordomo.pl
> $clean_list =~ s/[^-_0-9a-zA-Z]*//g;
> 
> should be replaced with
> 
> $clean_list =~ s/[^-_0-9a-zA-Z]+//g;
> 
> maybe upgrading perl fixes the problems - but we don't want to risk big
> trouble with a new perl version .. :)
> 
> bye
> gerhard wohlgenannt
> 
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