[CentOS-devel] perl-devel package

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Mon Aug 4 21:04:28 UTC 2008

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

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