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hang (timeout) after OS update (perl->Safe.pm)

hang (timeout) after OS update (perl->Safe.pm)

by Andras Balogh -
Number of replies: 3
It seems to me that there is still problem with new versions of the perl package Safe.pm.
I just spent six hours before I found a month old posts about it.
I am using fedora 12, an update to perl-5.10.0-96.fc12.i686
from perl-5.10.0-82.fc12.i686 completely broke the viewing of WeBWorK problems. To fix it I had to extract Safe.pm from the older rpm and copy it over the new version.

Probably many people will have this problem when they update their OS during the winter break.

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Re: hang (timeout) after OS update (perl->Safe.pm)

by Mark Hamrick -
Another issue is that updates and support ended for Fedora 12 on 12/02/10.
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Re: hang (timeout) after OS update (perl->Safe.pm)

by Andras Balogh -
At least I don't have to worry about the updates anymore ;-)
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Re: hang (timeout) after OS update (perl->Safe.pm)

by Michael Gage -
We have a workaround for the Safe.pm problem.

See the comments in the release notes for 2-4-9
in the "Gotchya's" section.

It turns out that Safe 2.29 fixes many of the issues with Safe 2.27 but not all of them, so for now we are distributing an old version of Safe with WeBWorK.

$ svn co http://svn.webwork.maa.org/system/trunk/webwork2
$ svn co http://svn.webwork.maa.org/system/trunk/pg

will get the 2-4-9 version at the moment. You can also use

$ svn co http://svn.webwork.maa.org/system/tags/rel-2-4-9-beta/webwork2

for a snapshot of the trunk as of December 2 which is virtually the same.
The rel-2-4-9 tag will be created shortly when the splash pages are ready for
the new release.

-- Mike