Remove Perl from minimal build root
mcepl at cepl.eu
Thu Oct 30 17:57:47 UTC 2014
On 2014-10-30, 14:04 GMT, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Vít Ondruch <vondruch at redhat.com> said:
>> I am pretty sure, that this was already discussed many times, but I
>> proposed to drop the seemingly last dependency of RPM on Perl in this
>>  ticket and hence Perl from minimal buildroot (unless it will be
>> pulled in by some other packages). The RPM maintainers as well as Perl
>> maintainers seems to be in favor of this change.
> One other thing to check for is spec files that use perl (maybe when the
> resulting package does not). I know I've written spec files that use
> perl to fix things and what not.
Sure, it should be checked, but not that it would free those
packages from being broken. Let me quote
Note: If you call perl or python in your spec file (and it
is not already a BuildRequires for the package), you need to
explicitly add a BuildRequires for perl or python.
Moreover, perl is not (and I believe it never was) in the list
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