Bug 961505

Summary: Please package an updated perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib package into EL6
Product: [Fedora] Fedora EPEL Reporter: Andrea Veri <andrea.veri>
Component: perl-Compress-Raw-ZlibAssignee: Paul Howarth <paul>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Andrea Veri 2013-05-09 14:42:53 EDT
As per topic, please update the package to the latest available upstream release.
Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2013-05-10 05:09:25 EDT
Looks harmless enough to me. What do you think, Petr?
Comment 2 Petr Pisar 2013-05-10 06:18:09 EDT
I cannot see a problem why newer version could break compatibility however this module is already shipped with RHEL:

# repoquery --qf '%{SOURCERPM}/%{NEVRA}' --whatprovides 'perl(Compress::Raw::Zlib)'
perl-5.10.1-129.el6.src.rpm/perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-1:2.020-129.el6.x86_64
Comment 3 Andrea Veri 2013-05-10 06:20:26 EDT
It's indeed packaged into EPEL6 already, I currently need an upgraded version of this package to make another perl module build correctly. Thanks for looking into this!
Comment 4 Paul Howarth 2013-05-10 06:30:02 EDT
I don't see either perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib or perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 in the repository at http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/

perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib is properly deprecated in the package database for EPEL-6 but should be "dead.package"-d in git.

perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2 isn't even deprecated in the package database for EPEL-6 so I need to retire it properly.

Given that EPEL policy forbids replacing packages from the base OS, I have no option but to close these requests as WONTFIX. You could try requesting upgrades of the RHEL packages but I'd be very surprised if that happenend. I think you may need to wait for EL-7 if you want to package something for EPEL that needs newer versions of these modules.
Comment 5 Paul Howarth 2013-05-10 07:25:49 EDT
I've cleaned up the git branch now so it won't look as though it's an active EPEL-6 package.