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Re: perl package split - if you maintain a perl-* module, read this message.

On Wednesday 18 April 2007, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> The trivial fix (BuildRequires: perl-devel) is, well, trivial.  The
> proper fix is to actually require the modules that the package needs
> to build,


> which is usually perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker) is easy but not 
> completely trivial.

Looking at 5.8.8-16 in CVS, neither perl-devel nor perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker) 
is sufficient for the majority of cases.  perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker should most 
likely pull in perl(Test::Harness) (see the perl review bug in Bugzilla), but 
in addition to that a lot of packages would need to have an explicit 
perl(Test::More) build dependency added, that's commonly used in ./test.pl 
and/or t/*.t in CPAN distributions.

There are also some Epoch issues in 5.8.8-16 which makes some of its 
subpackages uninstallable, hopefully a fix will arrive soon.

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