[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Perl packaging guidelines.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 9 18:39:10 EST 2010

On 10/02/10 07:11, Firmicus wrote:
> Back to the issue of the provides array: I do see the advantage. My
> point is that in many cases, including ALL modules in there leads to
> things like this:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/perl-kiokudb/perl-kiokudb/PKGBUILD
> which looks insane to me! And do we really want the PKGBUILD of
> perl-datetime-timezone to provide all modules listed here:
> http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/DateTime-TimeZone-1.10/ ?
> In comparision the traditional approach is cleaner, for instance here:
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/perl-catalyst-runtime/perl-catalyst-runtime/PKGBUILD
> (for which pacpan would have created a very long string of modules in
> the provides array).

This is my main concern with this provides stuff.  The perl provides 
array is already ridiculous at 112 packages, but this will increase it 
to a stonking great 445.

With discussions like this, I always wonder if we even have someone 
prepared to update the 300+ perl packages in the repos to a new 
standard.  If not, then there is little point discussing this further as 
nothing will actually get done...


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