[Mageia-sysadm] possibility to add a package in basesystem-minimal? (long)

Jerome Quelin jquelin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 10:46:33 CET 2011

On 11/11/10 18:42 +0100, Pascal Terjan wrote:
> >> do we have some perl-* package that is required for all perl developers,
> >> but that is not some of the above?
> >
> > plenty - but that's another discussion. i mean, programming is perl is
> > mainly assembling lots of cpan packages to achieve what you want to do.
> > on my machine, i have installed all perl modules, and i think i'm using
> > around ~70% of them (either directly or through dependencies).
> I think this is actually the discussion.
> basesystem-minimal is for things that are needed by any user creating
> the smallest possible chroot and we try to limit what is required
> (hence the name).
> If you only want to be sure it is available when building any rpm,
> rpm-build is probably a good place

makes sense. i wasn't aware of all the things related to rpm.

> If this is required for some scripts in rpm-mageia-setup or
> rpm-mageia-setup-build to work correctly, the dependency should
> probably be there

nope, that's not the case.

> If you want it to be installed whenever you build a perl package, the
> dependency should be on something which will always be installed when
> building a perl-package (rpm-build will be, but it's better if you can
> find something more specific)

maybe it can be added to perl package - but rpm-build seems more

do we have a consensus here? should i proceed and add a minimum version
of perl(EUMM) in rpm-build?

thanks for the insight,

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