Same named packages, different dependencies

Bernd Radinger bradinger at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 18:12:17 UTC 2004


On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 11:27:03 -0500, A1tmblwd at netscape.net
<A1tmblwd at netscape.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 A1tmblwd at netscape.net wrote:
> >
> >> Dag Wieer's package has the least dependencies. After my last
> >> experience this would appear to be for the good. The code for
> >> perl-XML-Parser comes from a common source, www.cpan.org.  So, why the
> >> difference in dependencies?  Why are third-party packagers not using the
> >> source rpm and spec file from Fedora Core so that this difference in
> >> dependencies does not occur?
> >
> >Because at the point that this was packaged, there was no alternative. My
> >original package existed before any official one.
> >
> 
> Dag, please clarify.  Do you mean that you were the first to put out a perl-XML-Parser for a Redhat/Fedora release and that RedHat/Fedora later added the module to their distribution or do you mean that you were the first to release a package based on CPAN's 2.34 code base?
> 

probably the latter, because RH8.0 came with that package already:

/pub/redhat/redhat-8.0/base/i386/RPMS/perl-XML-Parser-2.31-12.i386.rpm
 
http://dag.wieers.com/packages/perl-XML-Parser/perl-XML-Parser.spec
* Sat Dec 20 2003 Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> - 2.34-0
- Initial package. (using DAR) 

-- 
Bernd




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