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



On Monday 02 July 2007 12:27:33 Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> I don't see anything wrong with a perl metapackage, perl-core.
>
> Would that be preferred to a yum group?

I have a bit of a surface loathing of metapackages.

Why is it that perl packages can't BuildRequire what they need?  Is there real 
good reason why a seemingly arbitrary rule like "don't BR 'core' perl 
packages" should continue to exist, especially now that there is no clear 
distinction of what is 'core' and what isn't?

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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