[Bug 193100] sa-update failed to execute without some dependency RPMs

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Wed Dec 27 05:53:24 UTC 2006

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Summary: sa-update failed to execute without some dependency RPMs


tmz at pobox.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Version|fc5                         |devel
             Status|CLOSED                      |NEW
           Keywords|                            |Reopened
         Resolution|RAWHIDE                     |

------- Additional Comments From tmz at pobox.com  2006-12-27 00:53 EST -------
There seem to still be missing Requires for the FC6 and devel packages regarding
sa-update.  Both LWP::UserAgent and HTTP::Date are needed (both are provided in
perl-libwww-perl).  Looking at the devel package I see that an sa-update cronjob
is added (though disabled by default).  if folks enable that and don't have the
proper perl modules they'll just get a spew of perl prose in their mailbox. 
They may even think that Spamassassin is junky instead of the incredible tool
that it is.

Output on FC6 without perl-libwww-perl:

$ sudo sa-update 
Can't locate LWP/UserAgent.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8) at
/usr/bin/sa-update line 92.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/sa-update line 92.

Not being terribly familiar with upstream SA history and noticing that Justin
Mason is on the CC list for this bug, I'm curious why sa-update uses evals in
the use ... statements to "avoid the annoying RPM requirement check."  If it's
just to allow the upstream packaged rpm to not require the deps for sa-update
perhaps it would be better to split sa-update into a separate package in the
upstream rpm?

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