Re: does defoma have to depend on perl instead of perl-base?
On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 04:22:38PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
>Some modules don't require anything else but /usr/bin/perl, Carp,
>XSLoader, and Exporter... I can't forsee a version of perl-base that
>ever failed to include these modules (and actually included anything
You never know. One of these days I may get a rush of blood to the head
and intentionally remove some of the dead-wood from perl-base; something
which would be simpler if the affected package set was small.
Additionally, packagers of modules are not as likely to test with only
perl-base installed, and hence not pick up problems of additional
dependencies added by new versions. The current set on the other hand
tends to be excercised fairly well by the installer and upgrades.
>[Of course, in the end, I and others can keep doing what we're doing
>and packaging separate versions of these packages for the thin devices
>that we deploy... it's just suboptimal.]
Alternately, for your specific requirements you could use equivs to make
a fake perl package rather than repackaging all modules you require.