[CentOS-devel] perl-devel package

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Jul 30 20:42:08 UTC 2008


Kenneth Porter wrote:
> I wanted to install the latest Subversion, version 1.5.1, on CentOS 5. I 
> knew it wouldn't be in the CentOS repos (although I checked anyway) so I 
> went looking in Fedora Rawhide and pulled down the SRPM I found there. I 
> attempted to build it and it failed due to a missing "perl-devel" 
> package. Some investigation indicates that somewhere in Fedora's history 
> the headers and development utilities in Perl got broken out into a 
> separate subpackage. It looks like this happened at 5.8.8-15.
> 
> This is mostly a heads-up to others that might run into this, but I'm 
> wondering what the best way to deal with it is. Should I comment out the 
> BuildReq, or create a virtual package that provides perl-devel and 
> depends on the existing perl package?

change perl-devel to perl

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