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Id: 18059
Status: rejected
Priority: 0/
Queue: MIME-tools

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: adam_lounds [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 5.419
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Weird utf8 bug breaks header parsing?
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Dunno where/if this problem should be fixed, but it seems that IO:: Scalar does some weird stuff with utf-8, and it manifests itself in MIME::Parser. ---------------------- #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use MIME::Parser; my $parser = new MIME::Parser; $parser->output_to_core('YES'); $parser->tmp_to_core('YES'); my $tst = <<'EOF'; Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="badger" MIME-Version: 1.0 From: To: This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --badger Content-Disposition: inline Content-Length: 100 Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary Content-Type: text/html <html> £ </html> --badger-- EOF { my $entity = eval { $parser->parse_data( $tst ) }; my $error = ($@ || $parser->last_error); print STDERR "error: ($error)\n" if $error; $entity->dump_skeleton; } utf8::upgrade($tst); { my $entity = eval { $parser->parse_data( $tst ) }; my $error = ($@ || $parser->last_error); print STDERR "error: ($error)\n" if $error; $entity->dump_skeleton; } ---------------------- output: Content-type: multipart/alternative Effective-type: multipart/alternative Body-file: NONE Num-parts: 1 -- Content-type: text/html Effective-type: text/html Body-file: NONE -- error: (error: couldn't parse head; error near: CCMFT ) Content-type: text/plain Effective-type: text/plain Body-file: NONE -- Basically, the header lines are being read in as single characters if the string scalar is flagged as utf8 - hence the CCMFT error - the first characters of the headers are C,C,M,F and T. Just thought it was worth reporting in case anyone else bumps into this. As you can imagine, it was fun to track down :-) install is an up to date rhel3. Previous experience has a big finger pointing at redhat, so it would be nice to see if anyone else gets the same error when running the script. perl -v: This is perl, v5.8.0 built for i386-linux-thread-multi (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail) (-V gives Compile-time options: DEBUGGING MULTIPLICITY USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT Locally applied patches: MAINT18379 ) uname -a Linux 2.4.21-37.0.1.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 11 18:44:17 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Rejecting -- IO::Scalar is no longer used (hooray!)

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