in reply to Patch an old Perl version
Hmm.... This brings up a couple of side-questions to me:
Where does Perl.org (or any other related group ... CPANTS? CERN?) ... discuss security-vulnerability issues and which versions of Perl are or are not affected by them? If I wanted to read more about this particular issue, say, where would I go? (Let’s say that I am not interested in distributor-specific updates/packages, but the interpreter in general.)
- Does Perl use the “patch” mechanism to make minor-version updates (e.g. “5.08.yy”) to the core system?
I know this must be well-documented somewhere ... but ... where, exactly?