Bug 173563

Summary: filelist cleanup: drop unnecessary files, eliminate duplicates
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Marius Feraru <altblue>
Component: perlAssignee: Marcela Mašláňová <mmaslano>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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drop useless files, eliminate duplicates none

Description Marius Feraru 2005-11-18 03:25:19 UTC
Drop more cruft that comes with the usual installation (Attribute/Handlers/demo,
CGI/eg, TODOs, READMEs, etc) and let DBM_Filter live (as we just want NDBM* out).

(patch for 5.8.7-0.7.fc5 spec attached)

Comment 1 Marius Feraru 2005-11-18 03:27:17 UTC
Created attachment 121216 [details]
drop useless files, eliminate duplicates

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-11-18 17:56:03 UTC
OK, I'll put in most of these changes with the next perl-5.8.7-0.8.fc5 release -
I'm still working on more upstream backports and a fix for bug 172792 .
I disagree that README files, changelogs, and examples are "useless" - I 
think they should stay in.


Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-11-19 08:54:55 UTC
It would be nicer to have the READMEs etc in the doc dir instead of being  
scattered somewhere below /usr/lib/perl5/x.x.x though.  

Comment 4 Marius Feraru 2005-11-19 14:17:13 UTC
Indeed, "useless" is not an appropriate word for the matter, but the issue is
valid - those files should really disappear _from /usr/lib/*_
I think it's better to not have them at all rather than scattered wherever
on the filesystem.
As Ville said, if you want to keep them, move them in %docdir. Farther, if
you do that, than place those demo files there too, they should be useful too :)

OTOH, do you remember any redhat/fedora perl package that includes
changelogs? They don't even include the license :|

If you want to fix this, then add this line to the %files list:
    %doc Artistic AUTHORS Changes* Copying README

And this to %install or something:
    # wanna have them, but compressed though ;-)
    %{__gzip} Changes*


Comment 5 Robin Norwood 2007-10-16 18:56:39 UTC
Applied changes for comment #4 in rawhide (perl-5.8.8-29.fc8

Not perfect yet, but better.

Comment 6 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-02-27 12:12:29 UTC
Nothing terribly wrong in spec file for F-8. F-9 spec file is much better so I'm
closing it.