Subject: Re: Spam that makes SpamAssassin crash Perl
To: Rhialto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2003 12:39:08
> On Fri 28 Nov 2003 at 12:21:51 +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> > FWIW, I have an slightly older version of perl (perl-5.6.0nb3), compiled
> > with gcc 2.95.3 in late 2000, and I see the same problem:
> > Compiling the current pkgsrc perl with gcc 2.95.3 on a 1.6V box using
> > NetBSD sources from late June does work though:
> > alpha 3> perl -e 'print exp(0 - 708), "\n";'
> > 3.30755300363841e-308
> but -708 was working for me too - maybe this was a paste error?
Yes, a paste error :( With the new perl package:
alpha 1> perl -e 'print exp(0 - 736.285624221884), "\n";'
> > > Next question: how to fix that?
> > What vintage is your Alpha's userland?
> It is still 1.6, I have been planning to upgrade to 1.6.1 but haven't
> got around to it yet.
Ok. I don't suspect 1.6.1 or even a 1.6.2 release candidate would make
a difference (but could be entirely wrong of course).
> > I can't see anything between perl-5.6.1nb7 and perl-5.6.1nb9 that
> > looks like it obviously would change anything. A first step would
> > be to upgrade your perl package and try again...
> I'll set the build process in motion right away.
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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