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Sat Sep 24 03:48:47 UTC 2005
On Sat, 2005-09-24 at 02:11 +0100, José Pedro Oliveira wrote:
> Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 09:52 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >>On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 13:48 -0400, Jose Pedro Oliveira wrote:
> >>>Author: jpo
> >>>Update of /cvs/extras/rpms/perl-Log-Dispatch/devel
> >>>In directory cvs-int.fedora.redhat.com:/tmp/cvs-serv21370/devel
> >>>Modified Files:
> >>> perl-Log-Dispatch.spec
> >>>Log Message:
> >>>- Exclude mod_perl from the requirements list
> >>> (overkill for most applications using Log::Dispatch).
> >>IMO, this decision is a fault and should be reverted. You are breaking
> >>package dependencies.
> >>If you find this dependency to be too annoying, you probably better
> >>should consider to package
> >>into a separate subpackage.
> > I agree. If a file in a package needs mod_perl (or any other dependency)
> > to fully function, then you should NOT be excluding that dependency from
> > the list. The only time excluding dependencies is ok is if it is a false
> > positive (rpm says it needs perl, but nothing actually does).
> It would be nice to see the above policy applied to Fedora Core.
> are several cases where packages functionalities are being lost due
> to requirements filtering (or even worst, files removed).
... at least in some cases, these are nothing but packaging bugs.
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