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Re: [Bug 230608] missing config.h in latest -14



On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 11:28 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> writes:
> 
> > On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 11:08 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> >> If we retroactively add a 'Provides: perl-devel' to versions of perl in
> >> older distributions, will that help?
> > It will solve the *.spec portability issue, but ... the core question
> > still remains: Is this split "correct" and "sustainable" or simply
> > broken?
> >
> > ATM, IMO, the outcome is still unclear.
> 
> Yes, I meant assuming we decide to 'go forward' with this change.
> 
> > E.g. wrt to the MakeMaker issue, the "correct solution" would be to let
> > a ExtUtils::MakeMaker spec "Requires: perl-devel", and to let all
> > perl-modules using ExtUtils::MakeMaker at build-time
> > "BuildRequires: perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker)".
> >
> > I had wanted to have deeper look into this problem throughout today, but
> > haven't found the time for it (and my day is almost over).
> 
> This definitely needs more attention.

Well, as Joe pointed out (when he wasn't name-calling), CPAN does depend
on ExtUtils::MakeMaker.

So, we can do the following:

* Move ExtUtils::MakeMaker to its own package. Move CPAN to its own
package. Have the CPAN package depend on ExtUtils::MakeMaker, have the
ExtUtils::MakeMaker package depend on perl-devel.

In functionality, this brings us back to where we began, except that
now, default installs (just perl) will not get CPAN.

* Move ExtUtils::MakeMaker and CPAN to perl-devel. Again, default
installs (just perl) won't get CPAN.

* The third option is to move config.h back into perl, and document this
as an exception case.

~spot


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