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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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David Golden
January 24, 2012 08:30
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Johan Vromans <> wrote:
> David Golden <> writes:
>> I therefore suggest two responses:
>> (a) Either Perl 5 Porters (i.e. Rik as Pumpking) or TPF should contact
>> Fedora/Redhat packagers and inform them of our concerns. [...]
>> (b) p5p should finally bite the bullet and write the spec for "minimal
>> perl" [...]
> I'd suggest to exchange (a) and (b). First create a workable solution,
> then ask them to comply.

I wasn't suggesting an ordering.  I think it should be done in parallel.

I think it's easier to do (b) if we do (a) nicely and say "come help
us understand what you want" instead of guessing.  E,g, Debian/Ubuntu
people were concerned about total size. (EU::MM doesn't really make a
huge difference on that front).  Otherwise, we might do (b) and then
find that it still doesn't serve and we're back to (a) but now with
wasted time and probably more ire all around.

-- David

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