Breaking perl...

Robin Norwood rnorwood at
Mon Apr 16 15:37:50 UTC 2007


I was waiting for feedback on the latest iteration of the perl spec file
before proceeding, but I haven't really gotten any - I guess people are
generally busy with their day jobs, etc.  However, we need to make a
call here with the perl spec file.  The way things are now, if we build
and release the current version, we'll break builds of various perl
modules unless:

o We add back perl-devel and some of the other subpackages as Requires
for the main perl spec file.

o We get those packages added to the standard buildroots - since perl is
already considered standard, it isn't really a stretch to me for the
-devel and related packages to be there too.

o We get package owners to add perl-devel + co to their package
BuildRequires sections.

We need to pick one of those three options (or a better one) and
communicate it to the Fedora community to proceed if we're going to use
the new perl for F7.


Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

"The Sage does nothing, yet nothing remains undone."
-Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

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