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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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Jerome Quelin
January 26, 2012 07:17
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On 12/01/26 15:47 +0100, Leon Timmermans wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Jerome Quelin <> wrote:
> > in fact, the "problem" comes from the fact that perl is shipping
> > what is basically an equivalent to a package manager (sthg that allows
> > user to fetch updates & install them).
> >
> > we distributors would like the package manager be our native one, that
> > is urpmi/yum/aptitude/whatever. this does not mean that we don't want to
> > ship cpan/cpanplus/cpanm/whatever (we do ship them), we just want perl's
> > package management to be a fallback if we do not ship a wanted module.
> >
> > therefore, shipping a minimal perl with no module would allow us to
> > compile perl and bootstrap the needed modules, all of them in their
> > respective perl-$MODULE package.
> But that does give problems when one isn't in the position to install
> packages, for whatever reason. Without the toolchain essentials, one
> can not escape from that box. Having to bootstrapping those by hand is
> a serious PITA.

once again, i'm totally fine to reserve the "perl" rpm to be just a
shelf requiring perl-minimal and all perl-$MODULE that p5p think should
be part of a standard perl installation.


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