Remove Perl from minimal build root

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Fri Oct 31 08:54:05 UTC 2014

Dne 30.10.2014 v 18:57 Matěj Cepl napsal(a):
> On 2014-10-30, 14:04 GMT, Chris Adams wrote:
>> Once upon a time, Vít Ondruch <vondruch at> 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 
>     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 
> Matěj

This is really good point Matěj, thanks for bringing this up!


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