Bug 121131 - foomatic 3.0.1-2 needs perl 5.8.3
foomatic 3.0.1-2 needs perl 5.8.3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC2Target
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Reported: 2004-04-17 15:38 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2004-04-17 15:38:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
Foomatic places files in /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3/... but it
only requires perl >= 3:5.8.1.  Perl 5.8.1 doesn't search 5.8.3

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Arrange perl-5.8.1-92 and foomatic-3.0.1-2 (rpm won't have any
objections to this configuration)
2. Run e.g. "foomatic-ppdfile -h"

Actual Results:  Can't locate Foomatic/Defaults.pm in @INC (@INC
contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1 .)
at /usr/bin/foomatic-ppdfile line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/foomatic-ppdfile line 3.

Expected Results:  Help message for foomatic-ppdfile.

Additional info:

Presumably, foomatic should require perl >= 3:5.8.3.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2004-04-18 14:48:03 EDT
This is not a bug for FC2 per se, but it is a case where we should use
the new perl virtual provides dependency in order to avoid unsupported
mixes of packages like this. 
Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2004-04-18 15:33:42 EDT
Looking at what the new perl provides, I assume you mean that foomatic
should require


That makes sense, it is better than pointing to package versions.

(I would still call it a bug in foomatic that it doesn't require this.
 But that philosophical question doesn't have that much practical
impact as long as we agree what needs to be done. :-)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-04-19 06:58:59 EDT
Well in fact it requires a version of perl with module compatibility
with the version it was built against in the first place.  So it needs
to determine that at build time, not at spec-edit time.

I've added this line to 3.0.1-3:

Requires: %(eval 'perl -V:version'; echo "perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_$version)")

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