I posted here
several months ago regarding a security alert on bugtraq regarding Safe
. Recently, I've been made aware of an email exchange in the past week with tbunce
in which he says:
Tim Bunce <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Safe was a failed experiment. I don't maintain it.
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 02:23:07AM +0000, Terrence Brannon wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>> I am trying to update a CPAN module named Resources:
>> After running make test on it, the module opens an editor and then
>> after I exit the editor, the test fails with this error:
>> (in cleanup) Can't use an undefined value as a symbol refere
>> at /usr/lib/perl/5.8/Safe.pm line 99 during global destructi
>> The reason I am writing you about this is twofold:
>> 1/ the AUTHOR section indicates you were the last to update Safe
>> 2/ the AUTHOR section has an old email address for you which you mi
>> want to change:
I don't know about you, but that bothers me significantly. However, I haven't seen anything anywhere regarding this. What information do others have regarding the safety of Safe?
Edited by Chady -- obscured email address.
Update: I added the whole email thread as it was given to me.
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