rawhide report: 20110219 changes - requires perl(Gtk2::

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Feb 21 10:39:32 UTC 2011

On 02/21/2011 11:47 AM, Remi Collet wrote:
> Le 21/02/2011 10:36, Panu Matilainen a écrit :
>> A more likely candidate for new dependencies appearing is that rpm now
>> collects dependencies from perl's "use base qw" syntax, which older
>> versions did not.
> So ? Should we fill a bug against perl-Gtk2 to Provides all usable class
> provided by Gtk2.so and not detected by RPM ? (a very long list which
> could probably be generated from *.pod or or man3/*)

Well, I dont know. Short term, if the use-base requires are causing more 
trouble than good, there's always the option of just reverting the patch.

Longer term (something to investigate for F16 I suppose), language and 
other application specific dependency generation needs to move out of 
rpm into the hands of those who know their language, now that it's 
finally possible. The current situation is nothing short of ridiculous: 
I've close to zero chance at fixing bugs in scripts that are written in 
perl, about perl, which is a language I have absolutely no clue about. 
Heck, I don't even know what "use base" means, other than it apparently 
relates to using modules in one way or the other.

	- Panu -

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