Proposed patch to perl for f8 - remove Requires on perl-devel
rnorwood at redhat.com
Tue Jun 5 14:14:20 UTC 2007
Marius Feraru <altblue at n0i.net> writes:
> 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.
Well, this isn't adding anything - we simply wouldn't be removing things
that, as Jose points out, are considered part of the core perl
distribution, and many people would be upset to find missing.
> 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
> "gtk-devel" package.
> 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:
> %package devel
> Requires: perl(CPAN)
> Requires: perl(ExtUtils::Embed)
> Requires: perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker)
> Requires: perl(Test::Harness)
> Requires: perl(Test::Simple)
This is exactly what we're doing now (for f7), but I'd rather not have
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