Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437817
RFE: Upgrade Module::CoreList to 2.14
Last modified: 2008-03-18 09:48:47 EDT
Description of problem:
Module::CoreList-2.13 seems defective.
Upstream recommends to upgrade to 2.14.
Module::CoreList is one of the "dual-lived" perl modules, which would mean we
have to alternatives to choose from:
a) Reactivate the (currently) retired perl-Module-CoreList package
b) To replace the Module::CoreList in Fedora's "perl" package.
What would you prefer?
I am in favor of a), because it would provide a more flexible solution, which
would avoid having to rebuild "perl" (Allowing this option had been one purpose
of the perl-package split). Downside: core-perl would be build against an
outdated Module::CoreList (2.13). Also, I am not sure if yum can handle this.
But I also don't have much of a problem with b) - It would be less flexible and
a bit more effort.
I prefer B. It will be in rawhide soon.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I prefer B. It will be in rawhide soon.
I regret having to say so, but your decision is a "slipped-by" opportunity ;)
a) would have been a precedence for a perl-dist package being provided by
different src.rpms (old from perl, new from separate package).
It would have been an opportunity to demonstrate a better, closer and more
flexible coupling of perl to CPAN: "If a core package is too old/broken",
replace it with an external one ("dual-lived" in Perl terms).
Anyway, you chose your poison ;)