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September 30, 2003 03:46
Re: Hidden dependencies?
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"Nick Ing-Simmons" <> wrote:
:Johan Vromans <> writes:
:>While building RedHat 8.x and 9.x RPMs for 5.8.1, I got the following
:>message from RPM during install of the RPMs:
:>  error: Failed dependencies:
:>     perl(Mac::BuildTools) is needed by perl58-5.8.1-1jv
:>     perl(Mac::InternetConfig) is needed by perl58-5.8.1-1jv
:>     perl(Tk) is needed by perl58-5.8.1-1jv 
:Core perl does not need Tk. So perl58-5.8.1-1jv is obviously 
:some bundle...

I'd guess that it because of these:
./lib/Pod/Perldoc/ use Tk;
./lib/Pod/Perldoc/ use Tk::Pod;

The others I assume are generated only under MacOS:
./utils/perlbug.PL:             require Mac::InternetConfig;
./lib/Net/ use Mac::InternetConfig;
./lib/ require Mac::BuildTools if $^O eq 'MacOS';

I don't see this as a significant problem, but I guess it would be useful
if we could find a way to help out automated dependency checkers.


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