perl package split - if you maintain a perl-* module, read this message.

Adam Jackson ajackson at
Tue Apr 17 16:48:59 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 12:05 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 April 2007 12:00:52 Robin Norwood wrote:
> > Well, the buildroots currently have 'perl-devel' because we made 'perl'
> > Require 'perl-devel' - which is obviously wrong for the long term, but
> > in the short term fixed the builds.  What we're doing now is further
> > splitting things out so there will be more packages, *and* removing the
> > Requires.  There's been some further discussion on
> > fedora-perl-devel-list about this, and the alternative is to *not* add
> > the new packages to the buildroots, and just have people fix their
> > packages.  Not to be a total weathervane here, but personally I'd just
> > as soon not add the packages to the buildroots, and fix the broken
> > packages now.  I just don't feel like I have enough of a feel for which
> > option people will prefer to make a call.  So, if you have an opinion,
> > speak up now.
> Personally I think it's rather late in the game to be doing such things, 
> especially because we only have one test release to get things right and the 
> final to correct what we got wrong.  I'd rather see the rest of this split 
> happen after F-7 is branched off devel/ and focus on getting it right in 
> devel/

_Immediately_ after F7 is branched, please.

- ajax

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