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Re: perl-devel will be removed from the f8 buildroots



On 7/1/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Saturday 30 June 2007 18:02:18 Jose Pedro Oliveira wrote:
> Right now we don't have an easy way to pull all the perl core modules
> into he build system.

Perhaps you missed the sarcasm.  Saying "we don't have an easy way to pull all
the perl core modules in" sounds to me like "we don't want to figure out what
perl modules we're actually using and ask for them, we'd rather everything be
there and not care.

I know I'm opening myself up to sarcasm here, but in this case it's
really not warranted.  Perl packaging in fedora has a long history,
with a comprehensive set of guidelines and packaging customs enforced
as law by reviewers and the SIG.  This change breaks one of the
fundamental assertions of those guidelines:  "don't BR core modules;
that's sloppy packaging and they are guaranteed to always be installed
anyways."

While there are serious arguments on both sides of this perl split,
the request for a meta-package to emulate the prior behaviour
(especially on one's own system) is not a presumptively irrational
request.

                                -Chris

--
Chris Weyl
Ex astris, scientia


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