[Bug 167797] perl-DBD-Pg package doesn't Provide: perl(DBD::Pg)

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Summary: perl-DBD-Pg package doesn't Provide: perl(DBD::Pg)


------- Additional Comments From ville.skytta at iki.fi  2005-09-08 10:47 EST -------
One theoretical point worth noting: 
Even though providing perl(DBD::Pg) in this package is correct, one could 
argue that packages in general should not have manually added dependencies on 
perl(DBD::*) in their specfiles. 
In the vast majority of use cases, the DBD::* drivers are not explicitly 
loaded in Perl code, but DBI loads the appropriate driver based on the data 
source given in connect().  Therefore, manually adding dependencies on 
perl(DBD::*) is kind of hardcoding assumptions about DBI's internals into 
specfiles, and in that sense, using the corresponding perl-DBD-* package names 
in dependencies wouldn't be that bad an alternative. 

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