perl [was: AutoReq(prov) ]
relson at osagesoftware.com
Fri Jan 2 23:42:48 EST 2004
On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 05:12:39 +0100
Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at gmx.de> wrote:
> David Relson <relson at osagesoftware.com> writes:
> > I've put the "%define _requires_exceptions perl" back into
> > bogofilter.spec.in. Bogofilter will no longer have dependencies on
> > perl. This should have minimal impact since we know that perl
> > exists on systems running rpm (because rpm uses perl) and, if
> > MIME::Parser is missing, it only affects script mime.get.rfc822
> > which is a minor component of bogofilter.
> I don't care about the MIME::Parser stuff, perl -MCPAN -e 'install
> MIME::Parser' is easy enough.
> Is Perl mandatory for RPM? We might try to depend on /usr/bin/perl
Perl is needed for various of the scripts we distribute with bogofilter.
Of course, since the main parts of bogofilter are C, not perl, if an
rpm somehow installs on a system without perl, the executables will be
For now, let's continue building rpms without the perl dependency.
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