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Re: perl, perl-devel, and missing config.h

On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 12:18 -0500, Robin Norwood wrote:
> Hi,

> However, one change has been pretty controversial.  In accordance with
> standard Fedora packaging, he split the C header files into a
> perl-devel package.  These files aren't needed to run perl modules,
> but they are needed to build many perl modules, both in Core and
> Extras.  Unfortunately, when I accepted the new spec file and built it
> into rawhide, I didn't think through the consequences fully, and we
> ended up breaking a lot of builds.  It was generally not very obvious
> *why* the builds were breaking, leading to much frustration[2].

My $0.02: now that the reason is known, and known to be a direct
consequence of Following The Specs, it seems to me that adding the 
-devel requirement to packages that do, indeed, need -devel is The Right
Thing.  I, for one, am always happy to see a more clear and clean
distinction between the -devel and the non-devel worlds.


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