Proposed patch to perl for f8 - remove Requires on perl-devel
altblue at n0i.net
Mon Jun 4 23:57:17 UTC 2007
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Robin Norwood wrote:
> When we break the Requires on the other packages, we could add them to
> comps.xml alongside perl-devel. This way the default install would be
> 'all perl core modules', but one could easily remove the devel-related
> bits either at kickstart time (-<packagename> in the %packages section)
> or post-install.
"Default" ("base") install is already super-hyper-bloated. I'd avoid
cluttering it even more.
OTOH, you could go "classic", in a similar way like, for instance, in order
to be able to build a gtk2 dependent app you need (among others) the
So, you could alleviate this by adding (artificial) dependencies to the
"perl-devel" package in order to bring up *all* "core Perl" packages.
For the current split status, this should feel quite ok, as all those
packages have a "developerish" nature:
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