[Fedora-packaging] perl-* build dependencies

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Mar 12 08:22:43 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 12:57 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Hello,
> Whether the perl/perl-devel split in devel (#226276) is here to stay or not, 
> I'd like to make the attached change to the rpmdevtools perl spec template.
> Using perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker) as the "base" build dependency is correct in 
> the vast majority of cases, no matter in which package ExtUtils::MakeMaker is 
> included.  Packages using Module::Build should change the dep to 
> perl(Module::Build) - that'll pull in ExtUtils::MakeMaker too in case it's 
> needed for Module::Build's non-compat mode.
> Doing the build dep this way should work for all distro versions as-is without 
> the need to put ugly conditionals on whether to pull in perl-devel or not or 
> whatever other perl package reorganizations we might see in the future.  I 
> see some packagers have already started to make those unnecessary specfile 
> complications/per-distro forks so it'd be good to have this in the spec 
> template as well as applicable Wiki pages as soon as possible.
> Comments, objections?

No objection in principle but this should probably wait until Bug
#231549 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=231549) is


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