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Slaven Rezic
September 30, 2003 05:48
Re: Hidden dependencies?
Message ID: wrote:
> "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.

Maybe I missed something, but why scanning for perl module dependencies
at all? Core perl is not supposed to have any perl module prerequisites.


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