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Summary: RFE: Versioned Obsoletes for built-in perl modules
Product: Fedora Core
Description of problem:
The perl rpm Obsoletes a number of modules which are now included in base perl
5.8.8. However some of these modules do get updated fairly regularly in
between perl releases.
As a system
builder I prefer to update them by building an RPM with cpanflute for the
specific module e.g. perl-Time-HiRes, so that I get simple and repeatable
installations. But because of the Obsoletes in the perl RPM I have to remember
which are in base perl and choose non-standard module names to get round it.
If the Obsoletes tag could be made versioned, against the actual module
version included in perl, it would simplify the task of keeping systems up to
date between Fedora releases. It would also make it it much easier when
Fedora perl is updated because $PACKAGE_MANAGER could be trusted not to remove
At the time of writing the tags for perl 5.8.8 would be:
Obsoletes: perl-Digest-MD5 <= 2.36
Obsoletes: perl-MIME-Base64 <= 3.07
Obsoletes: perl-libnet <= 1.19
Obsoletes: perl-Storable <= 2.15
Obsoletes: perl-CGI <= 3.15
Obsoletes: perl-CPAN <= 1.7602
Obsoletes: perl-DB_File <= 1.814
Obsoletes: perl-Filter <= 1.32
Obsoletes: perl-Filter-Simple <= 0.82
Obsoletes: perl-Time-HiRes <= 1.86
Obsoletes: perl-Test-Builder-Tester <= 1.02
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