[Fedora-packaging] Perl package guidelines and filtering provides/requires

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Feb 28 19:59:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 19:55 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> The Perl packaging guidelines are big on the need to filter provides
> and requires using some complex shell scripting:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Perl
> I'm reviewing some Perl packages which don't do this.  Furthermore I
> grabbed 10 approved Perl specfiles from CVS and only 2 of them
> (perl-Catalyst-Plugin-Static-Simple and perl-Class-MOP) actually did
> it.
> So is this packaging requirement real?

It is real if the perl package you're working on picks up some false
Provides and/or Requires. :)


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