Same named packages, different dependencies
bradinger at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 09:42:53 UTC 2004
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 06:45:33 +0100 (CET), Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Bernd Radinger wrote:
> > 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)
> And at this point RH 8.0 was already EOL.
no --> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh8-errata.html
and RH9, FC1 and RHEL3 came with perl-XML-Parser too already
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