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

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Tue Apr 17 18:45:43 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-04-17 at 14:31 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 April 2007 14:29:56 Robin Norwood wrote:
> > I'd rather not go out with the current situation of perl Require-ing
> > perl-devel - just too much of a hack.  I admit I should've gotten this
> > straightened out earlier, but since it's a packaging change, likely to
> > affect a small group of package builders, I think the impact will be low
> > enough to bear the risk of going ahead with this.
> But is it any different than Perl releases of past?

Only in that it's explicitly called perl-devel and so people ask why a
-devel package is being installed on their system when they haven't
asked for development stuff[1]


[1] And this has already been asked...

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