Bug 1583 - perl mandates some perl-* packages
Summary: perl mandates some perl-* packages
Alias: None
Product: Sisyphus
Classification: Development
Component: perl (show other bugs)
Version: unstable
Hardware: all Linux
: P5 enhancement
Assignee: at@altlinux.org
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Reported: 2002-11-20 04:45 MSK by Mikhail Zabaluev
Modified: 2003-09-24 12:29 MSD (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Mikhail Zabaluev 2002-11-20 04:45:59 MSK
On an upgrade I get:

	perl(Storable.pm)   is needed by perl-5.8.0-alt0.8.1
	perl(Term/ReadKey.pm)   is needed by perl-5.8.0-alt0.8.1
	perl(Text/Balanced.pm)   is needed by perl-5.8.0-alt0.8.1

Results for an uninformed observer:
1. \"Complete\" perl requires some 3 packages representing perl modules, which is strange. The perl bundle doesn\'t
depend on any third-party Perl modules, does it?
2. Only one of these packages is also required by some application packages, one of the dependants being small and important enough to justify it independance from the \"complete\" perl.
3. These packages do not seem to require anything other than core Perl and glibc.

Might it be useful to incorporate these modules into the perl package, since they are apparently included in the perl bundle? I doubt they will be updated in CPAN independently of the bundle, and in this case, they can get into the mother package as additional sources. Storable.pm, required by foomatic-addon, is cool and lean enough to be included in perl-base.


Comment 1 Mikhail Zabaluev 2003-08-24 20:44:20 MSD
Reassigning to AT. Close if you don't find it a problem.
Comment 2 at@altlinux.org 2003-09-22 14:54:10 MSD
No perl binary package since May 26 2003. :)
Comment 3 Mikhail Zabaluev 2003-09-24 12:29:32 MSD
Okay, okay :)