[CentOS-devel] perl-devel package

Jeroen van Meeuwen

kanarip at kanarip.com
Mon Aug 4 21:46:32 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.

I've reopened the bug and asked Joe if I could maintain the little tiny 
patch in the rawhide spec if he wouldn't.

I hope that clarifies the attitude EPEL and Fedora people have.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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