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Item6965: Insecure dependency (again) in tools/extender.pl when installing extension in configure

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Engine configure Normal Closed   patch 6.0.1

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Item6534 seems to be back again:

I tried 2 plugins and 2 add-ons. Same error. However, plugins and add-ons were installed and function properly anyway!

Workaround: Likely none needed, message can be ignored.

Sample install session:

Fetching http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/GeoLookupPlugin/GeoLookupPlugin.tgz...
Unpacking...
Archive::Tar is not installed; trying tar on the command-line
data/ data/TWiki/ data/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin.txt data/TWiki/VarGEOLOOKUP.txt GeoLookupPlugin_installer lib/ lib/TWiki/ lib/TWiki/Plugins/ lib/TWiki/Plugins/GeoLookupPlugin.pm pub/ pub/TWiki/ pub/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin/ pub/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin/twiki-logo-80x40-t.gif GeoLookupPlugin_installer
data/
data/TWiki/
data/TWiki/VarGEOLOOKUP.txt
data/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin.txt
lib/
lib/TWiki/
lib/TWiki/Plugins/
lib/TWiki/Plugins/GeoLookupPlugin.pm
pub/
pub/TWiki/
pub/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin/
pub/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin/twiki-logo-80x40-t.gif

Warning: CPAN is not available, some installer functions have been disabled

### GeoLookupPlugin Installer ###

This installer must be run from the root directory of your TWiki
installation.
    * You can abort the script at any point and re-run it later
    * If you answer 'no' to any questions you can always re-run
      the script again later
##########################################################
Checking dependency on Geo::IP....
*** GeoLookupPlugin depends on cpan package Geo::IP >=1.27
which is described as "Optional. Available from CPAN:Geo::IP."
But when I tried to find it I got this error:

Insecure dependency

##########################################################
Checking dependency on Geo::IP::PurePerl....
*** GeoLookupPlugin depends on cpan package Geo::IP::PurePerl >=1.21
which is described as "Optional. Available from CPAN:Geo::IP::PurePerl."
But when I tried to find it I got this error:

Insecure dependency

##########################################################
Checking dependency on TWiki::Plugins....
I will keep a backup of any files I overwrite.
Fetching the archive for TWiki::Plugins::GeoLookupPlugin.

Error: Installer returned errors:

Insecure dependency in require while running with -T switch at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/LWP/UserAgent.pm line 416.
 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/LWP/UserAgent.pm line 416
   LWP::UserAgent::get('LWP::UserAgent=HASH(0xa5065b4)', 'http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/GeoLookupPlugin/GeoLookupPlugi...') called at tools/extender.pl line 535
   TWiki::Extender::getComponent('GeoLookupPlugin', 'ARRAY(0x9d93cb8)', 'archive') called at tools/extender.pl line 562
   TWiki::Extender::getArchive('GeoLookupPlugin') called at tools/extender.pl line 950
   TWiki::Extender::_install('ARRAY(0xa545e78)', 'GeoLookupPlugin') called at tools/extender.pl line 1054
   TWiki::Extender::install('http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins', 'GeoLookupPlugin', 'GeoLookupPlugin', 'MANIFEST', 'data/TWiki/GeoLookupPlugin.txt,0644,\x{a}data/TWiki/VarGEOLOOKUP....', 'DEPENDENCIES', 'Geo::IP,>=1.27,1,cpan,Optional. Available from CPAN:Geo::IP.\x{a}...') called at /var/www/twiki/test512/GeoLookupPlugin_installer line 104
   require /var/www/twiki/test512/GeoLookupPlugin_installer called at /var/www/twiki/test512/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 170
   eval {...} called at /var/www/twiki/test512/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 168
   TWiki::Configure::UIs::EXTEND::ui('TWiki::Configure::UIs::EXTEND=HASH(0x9a9e310)') called at /var/www/twiki/test512/bin/configure line 708
   TWiki::_actionInstallExtension() called at /var/www/twiki/test512/bin/configure line 478
 at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CGI/Carp.pm line 379
   CGI::Carp::realdie('Insecure dependency in require while running with -T switch a...') called at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/CGI/Carp.pm line 468
   CGI::Carp::die('Insecure dependency in require while running with -T switch a...') called at /var/www/twiki/test512/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 172
   eval {...} called at /var/www/twiki/test512/lib/TWiki/Configure/UIs/EXTEND.pm line 168
   TWiki::Configure::UIs::EXTEND::ui('TWiki::Configure::UIs::EXTEND=HASH(0x9a9e310)') called at /var/www/twiki/test512/bin/configure line 708
   TWiki::_actionInstallExtension() called at /var/www/twiki/test512/bin/configure line 478

You may be able to resolve these errors and complete the installation from the command line, so I will leave the installed files where they are.
Installation finished.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 2012-10-07

Well, I tried to install ExternalLinkTrackerPlugin into TWiki 5.1.4 using the provided installer, I get the above message. When I then attempt to run my TWiki, I get a warning message that the ExternalLinkTrackerPlugin could not be loaded because ExternalLinkTrackerPlugin.pm couldn't be located in @INC.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidSteininger - 2013-07-15

I am getting the same error on TWiki 6.0.0, Ubuntu 13.10, with Perl v5.14.2; that is I get this error after patching for Item7482.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidDAllen - 2014-04-08

In testing on my platform, CPAN is failing to load in extender.pl due to a "Insecure dependency in require while running with -T switch". This directly results in the warning message that we see above, but it somehow also is causing the insecure dependency error with UserAgent.pm as well.

To verify, replace "&$check_perl_module( 'CPAN' );" with "$available{'CPAN'} = 0;" at the end of the BEGIN block in tools/extender.pl. This will avoid the attempt to load CPAN and installations should work again.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidDAllen - 2014-04-16

The current known workaround for this problem is to remove the -T flag from the bin/configure script.

Another way to workaround this problem on my platform is to add "use CPAN;" to bin/configure; this appears to allow "&$check_perl_module( 'CPAN' );" to succeed in tools/extender.pl.

I also note that if I add a "require CPAN;" at the top of bin/configure then installs work correctly, but if I add a "require CPAN;" within sub _actionInstallExtension then I get the CPAN.pm Insecure dependency error. There seems to be a difference in execution context between these locations.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidDAllen - 2014-04-16

I have identified the problem and a fix.

On my platform importing the CPAN module will produce an Insecure dependency error if the . (current) directory is in @INC, and taint mode in enabled (-T flag). I don't know why this occurs and I have not found any other references to this problem.

This problem can be avoided by removing . from @INC before CPAN is imported in tools/extender.pl. For example by adding a "eval 'no lib qw(.);';" just before "&$check_perl_module( 'CPAN' );" at the end of the BEGIN block in tools/extender.pl.

I'll attach a patch. This patch will also include the fix for Item7482 since I require that fix as well for tools/extender.pl to work on my platform.

-- TWiki:Main.DavidDAllen - 2014-04-16

Thank you David! This is now in SVN trunk and 6.0 branch, ready for TWiki-6.0.1 release.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2014-10-04

The check-in is done under Item7482.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2014-10-04

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Summary Insecure dependency (again) in tools/extender.pl when installing extension in configure
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase ~twiki4, 6.0.0, 5.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.1-trunk, Sat, 06 Oct 2012, build 23534
AppliesTo Engine
Component configure
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor

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TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 6.0.1
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Topic revision: r10 - 2014-10-06 - PeterThoeny
 
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