in reply to sysread() is deprecated on :utf8 handles

Hello mje

You could use File::Slurper which does not have this problem. Source of information Bug 1425077 - Deprecated use of Slurp.

I quote from the reference above:

The best thing to do would be to backport the upstream patch that make +s Bugzilla use File::Slurper (which doesn't have the issue) instead o +f File::Slurp.

I have not tested, so I can not say 100% will work but you can update us after applying it. :)

Hope this helps, BR

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