[MacPorts] #57979: perl 5.28 triggers malware filter, kills build

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Tue Jan 29 06:57:22 UTC 2019

#57979: perl 5.28 triggers malware filter, kills build
  Reporter:  darynwhite      |      Owner:  mojca
      Type:  defect          |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal          |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports           |    Version:
Resolution:                  |   Keywords:
      Port:  perl5.28 perl5  |
Changes (by mojca):

 * cc: dbevans (added)


 Thanks for reporting, but I have absolutely no idea what to do, other than
 perhaps deleting the file and uploading a modified archive somewhere else,
 but I don't really like that. If this problem is not widespread (I suspect
 we would have had more reports earlier), maybe I can show you how to make
 a workaround on your computer? I could upload a modified tarball somewhere
 (assuming you are unable to do that at your computer anyway) and you would
 just change the checksums in the portfile, update perl from there and the
 rest should work.

 I would heavily advise you to complain at McAfee. They need to fix such
 cases. When it's a false alarm, it shouldn't be the downstream project
 that need to fix stuff, but the one who reported that false positive.

 I would have deleted the file from MacPorts, but If the problem is
 triggered immediately after extracting the file, I strongly suspect that
 this will not really help you either, as it would come too late. Please
 attach some lugs, just in case.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/57979#comment:4>
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