Remove Perl from minimal build root

Matěj Cepl 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
>> [1] 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 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines

    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 
in 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Exceptions_2

Matěj



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