What to do about perl-RPM2...

Marcela Maslanova mmaslano at redhat.com
Mon Sep 22 12:00:46 UTC 2008

Robin Norwood wrote:
> So, perl-RPM2 fails to build in rawhide after recent rpm changes.  The
> upstream maintainer no longer has interest in the module, so as things
> stand it's dead in CPAN until and unless someone takes it over.  The
> breakage seems to be due to internal changes in rpm.  I might have a
> little time this weekend to look at it, but I'm not really willing to
> be upstream for RPM2 long term.
> Should we drop it from F10?  I don't know how widely used it is.
Working on old unmaintained perl-RPM2 looks like useless to me. Anyway 
changes between perl-RPM2 and RPM4 libraries could be huge.

I'm also not sure how many people need it, but fixing RPM4 and package 
it looks better in long term.

Marcela Mašláňová
BaseOS team Brno

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