Breaking perl...

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue Apr 17 04:07:11 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-16 at 13:58 -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
> "Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa at> writes:
> > On Mon, 2007-04-16 at 16:56 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> >
> >> I was quite happy to add BR: perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker) or whatever's 
> >> appropriate for a given module for the packages I maintain. I'm still 
> >> happy to do this.
> >> 
> >> I can understand the desire to put perl-devel in the buildroot given the 
> >> lateness in the development cycle of the perl packaging change but only 
> >> as a temporary thing for F7 and something that would be reverted for F8. 
> >> Having the buildreqs correct in the packages has the be "the right thing 
> >> to do" in the long term.
> >
> > Yes, I agree with this too, I just don't want to add stress to the F-7
> > cycle. We can drop perl-devel from the buildroot defaults in devel, 
> > F-8+.
> Ok, that seems to be the consensus.  We'll roll the split into F7, add
> the needed packages to the buildroots, and get the perl-* spec files
> fixed for F8. 
Hmm - Why so reluctant/hesitant? Why not "_not_ _adding_ them to the

A "not-so-unlikely-to-happen" mass-rebuild to happen before F7's release
or individual future package upgrades then would likely catch them all
when "they are not present in the buildroots for F7".

With a little mutal collaboration from perl-package maintainers (and
ACL's widely disabled) this would largely be a mechanical process.


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