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Re(2): Stay aware of security/ Attention Linux perl monks

by yakko (Friar)
on Mar 24, 2001 at 10:30 UTC ( #66841=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Stay aware of security/ Attention Linux perl monks
in thread Stay aware of security

-Dpedantic

So far, the only true virus for Linux has been one called "bliss" ... due to the concept of users, only the most incompetent will do any real damage (running as root, maybe? :o)

The rest of these "viruses" all depend on holes in the system, and are aptly named "worms."

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[prathap keerthipati]: how to update perl in unix
[hippo]: yum update perl
[hippo]: Other package managers are available
LanX wouldn't update system Perl!
[Discipulus]: prathap keerthipati might be it is better to install an alternative Perl instead and do not touch the system one
[LanX]: see perlbrew for alternative Perl installations
[marto]: unless you know exactly what you're doing an often saner option is to simply build another Perl rather than replace the system one

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