[CentOS-devel] perl-devel package

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Aug 4 21:28:48 UTC 2008


Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> Kenneth Porter wrote:
>>> On Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:29 AM +0300 Manuel Wolfshant
>>> <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Wrong approach. Apply Johnny's advice. Or be polite and modify the spec
>>>> to distinguish between building on fedora >=7  or on Centos (RHEL).
>>>> Something along the following line should do:
>>>>
>>>> %if 0%{?fedora} > 6
>>>>  BuildRequires perl-devel
>>>> %else
>>>>  BuildRequires perl
>>>> %endif
>>> I supplied this as a proposed patch to Rawhide and was told that:
>>>
>>>> Raw Hide spec files are not designed to be built on any distro other than
>>>> Raw Hide; you need to fork the spec and keep distro-specific hacks in the
>>>> fork.
>>> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457334>
>> yea, we know ... hence the centos project is supporting rpmrepo and not epel
>>
> 
> I don't see how this has anything to do with EPEL. Subversion and perl
> are core EL product not EPEL.
> 

The specific issue does not ... the concept does (we do things our way 
only).  But that is not really relevant and I do not want to start a 
flame thread with 1000 posts, so I take back my criticism.


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