[CentOS] dag repo and perl dependencies naming

Mon Apr 24 08:56:13 UTC 2006
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Leonard Isham wrote:

> On 4/23/06, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Apr 2006, Leonard Isham wrote:
> >
> > > On 4/20/06, sophana <sophana at zizi.ath.cx> wrote:
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > I'm trying to install amavisd-new from dag repo on centos3.
> > > > In the spec file perl dependencies use parenthesis: perl(Digest::MD5)
> > > > it also uses '-': perl-MailTools
> > > >
> > > > The problem is that only the second notation is available: perl-MD5
> > > >
> > > > I know this is an old problem. Is this only centos related?
> > > > Is there a workaround?
> > > >> > Do I have to modify the spec file? I'd like to use yum...
> > > >
> > >
> > > I use amavisd-new as well.
> > >
> > > I ran into some Per modules missing when using Dag.  I switched to
> > > using RPMForge, which is a merger of Dag, Dries, and maybe one or two
> > > more.  Since then I have not had the problem.
> >
> > Next time, do us all a favor and report if something is not working.
> An apology to Dag.  I assumed that the goal was to move everyone to
> RPMForge, and I was late in making the trasition.

No apology needed, but I hate to get late feedback like this. If you have 
a problem, report it !

Every report that says something like "I have seen that as well and I 
fixed it by doing..." is frustrating because I could have fixed it as well 
and the problem would be there anymore in the first place for anyone.

I understand that if you have a problem and you need to get forward, you 
fix it first. That's normal. But if it is fixed, report it. The reason why 
you only got that problem, was because other people have been nice and 
reported other problems that you didn't have to deal with anylonger.

The reason why Linux even works is because other people made it work and 
took the time to report problems and fix things. So not having the time to 
report something, while obviously having the time to reply on the 
mailinglist for the very same issue is frustrating :)

BTW RPMforge == Dag if you're using EL3 or EL4, there is no difference. 
The aim with RPMforge is to try and make people help a project instead of 
an individual, but apparently it is not working very well :/

Kind regards,
--   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]