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Re: Splitting out CPAN, Test::Simple, Test::Harness, ExtUtils::MakeMaker



On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 10:57 -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 15:54 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> > "Tom 'spot' Callaway" <tcallawa redhat com> writes:
> > 
> > > On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 11:28 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> > >
> > >> Looks pretty good to me at first glace - I'm not totally convinced we
> > >> want to do this right now though...I'd like to get some more discussion
> > >> on the list first.
> > >> 
> > >> We'll probably want to re-enable 'make test' at some point, too. ;-)
> > >> 
> > >> Since this isn't quite done yet, how about:
> > >> 
> > >> o I build a perl with all the changes except this one, including a
> > >> 'Requires: perl-devel' for the main perl package.
This would render the core purpose of this split ad absurdum.

> > >> o We let people chime in on your changes over the weekend.
> > >> o If people like these changes, we'll get them into rawhide next week.
> > >
> > > It seems reasonable to me. There are some minor cosmetic changes I'd
> > > like to make (perl_version as opposed to perl_vers, use perl_version
> > > everywhere, macroize the other versions so they're easily fixable with
> > > new perl releases).
A matter of personal preference, but no problem with me.

> > > I was initially concerned about circular deps (perl-devel will require
> > > all of these new subpackages),
Hmm? Where do you see circular deps? 

Could you point them out? At least I don't see any.

> > >  but perl won't need them as
> > > BuildRequires, so it should be ok.

> > Ok - I've got a -15 run through the build system.  It seems to work for
> > me.
> 
> One other item:
> 
> We probably should subpackage ExtUtils-Embed too.

I had considered doing this, but had abandoned this thought, because
there doesn't seem to exist a current standalone ExtUtils::Embed perl
dist (AFAIS, current EU::Embed's are only available through the main
perl-tarball. The EU::Embed dist CPAN lists seems to refer to an
abandoned version).

Ralf



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