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

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Feb 21 12:24:29 UTC 2011

On 02/21/2011 12:58 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 02/21/2011 11:39 AM, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> 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,
> I disagree - These are a significant improvement ...

Like I said, I don't know. If it's a significant improvement, good :)

>> there's always the option of just reverting the patch.
> ... except that the time they were introduced into Fedora was poorly
> chosen.
> Now it's too late too revert this change, because it would cause further
> troubles.
> In short: The current problems are a temporary churn which could easily
> be fixed (most of them already are fixed!) if QA would finally stop
> taking Fedora 15's packages hostage.

Nod, branching right after a mass-rebuild with such a huge number of 
broken dependencies in the package set (many of which existed before, 
many more brought in by the mass-rebuild) is causing unnecessary pain.

I've been trying to watch over any regressions from the new dependency 
generator bits, but with half the world broken it's pretty hopeless to 
spot any individual issues. Rawhide's been certainly living up to its 
name recently...

	- Panu -

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