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AT&T Freeware Year 2000 Certification

This is the "readme" file for the freeware application which has 
been certified by AT&T Labs as part of the "Freeware Y2K 
Certification Project".

    For its own internal business purposes AT&T Labs has
    assessed various programs obtained from the Internet for
    Year-2000 (Y2K) readiness that were not sufficiently certified
    for AT&T's needs.  As a service to the computing community
    AT&T Labs is freely releasing this information to the
    public as a series of "Y2K Application Updates", one update
    for what AT&T Labs considers an "application".

    For use outside of AT&T, AT&T Labs is not certifying this
    information is correct, that any software, including repairs
    and tests, will help others in any way, survive the year
    2000, nor work with current applications. Nor is AT&T
    taking any responsibility for repairing any Y2K problems
    that were overlooked nor repairing any bugs in any
    "Y2K Application Update". All risk of using this Y2K
    Application Update remains with the user who is expected
    to test that this update meets their needs.

    AT&T's intent is to ensure these Y2K patches are freely
    available to the public but will not maintain a public web site
    for their distribution. Any copyright claims only only apply to 
    the specific changes made by Y2K to the code. Any original 
    copyright holders retain rights to unchanged code. Wherever 
    possible patches will be returned to the current owner(s) of the code.

    Owners and publishers are free to incorporate appropriate patches,
    upgrades, and tests within legal future distributions as long as
    they include the credit:

      Various Y2K updates and tests provided by AT&T Labs.
      Copyright 1999 AT&T.

    and any AT&T "comments" on the changed code remain intact.

    Any distributions of the updates must keep the entire update
    intact, without any change, including copyright and disclaimer
    information.  If integrated with the original application items
    not needed for an integrated release may be omitted. When
    distributed on the same media as the original application there
    must be no charge for this "Y2k Application Update".

    If you find any overlooked Y2K problems, or have other strictly Y2K
    repairs for the software, please E-mail:


    This address is strictly reserved for the topic at hand.
    AT&T makes no commitments to answer any E-mail
    to this address.  AT&T is free to use any submissions,
    including publishing in future Y2K related release notes,
    without payment or advance notice to the submitting person or
    persons... appropriate credit will be given in any future
    publications to the first person submitting something that
    AT&T uses.


Perl  ver - 4.036 
No. of Repairs: 2 Repairs
Compilation of Patches Required: No
OS Tested: Solaris 2.6



The "Y2KFixes" directory has been included in the archive to give
you information about the Y2K testing that was conducted and their

The Y2KFixes directory contains at least the following three files:
|----> NOTES.y2kfixes    -- Technical details about the Y2K Testing
|----> Readme.y2kfixes   -- this Readme file
|----> Results.y2kfixes  -- The results of Y2K Environment Tests

The directory may contain additional files and/or directories, as 
appropriate to the application, to provide the exact snapshots.



If you have downloaded a "patch", then you may install it as follows:

    At the same level as the source directory, invoke:

	patch -p < *.patches 

The patch file contains a header which has a manifest of changed files.



1) Extract the patches into perl-4.036 directory which is top level directory
   for the perl4 source.

2) cd to Y2KFixes.

3) It will have y2k directory which contains regression tests for Y2K testing.

4) now cd to ../t which contains TEST file for running this regression tests.

5) run TEST, see the results  & apply patches.

6) Once you apply the patch, you need to run a shell script in x2p/find2perl.SH
   which will generate find2perl.



See  There will be no ongoing 
support for the project. But if you have some very important issue, 
you may email us at: