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Broken in:
0.59
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Subject: bundled Module::Install leaks private information
Moin, each bundled Module::Install containts things like: #line 1 "/home/username/path/Image-Info-1.20/inc/Module/Install.pm - /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Module/Install.pm" This leaks private information about the developer and his machine to the outside world, like: * local username * used operating system (indirectly) and directory layout * local development directory name(s) * locally used perl version Not everyone wishes to disclose (all/some of) these things, and the doc doesn't make it aware that these things are in fact included with the bundled module version. Best wishes, Tels
Commented out the lines generating that debugging information (since there's no actual debugging mechanism). Will appear in Module::Install 0.60


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