Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443615
git-send-email --smtp-ssl doesn't work
Last modified: 2013-01-10 05:23:41 EST
Trying to run git-send-email with optino --smtp-ssl I get the error:
Can't locate Net/SMTP/SSL.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .) at /usr/bin/git-send-email line 637.
It seems that the Net::SMTP::SSL module isn't packaged for Fedora. And rpm doesn't flag this as a requirement of the git-email package, I believe due to the fact that the "require Net::SMTP::SSL" is conditionalized in git-send-email.perl.
 http://search.cpan.org/~cwest/Net-SMTP-SSL-1.01/ (This module is from 2004.)
(In reply to comment #1)
> It seems that the Net::SMTP::SSL module isn't packaged for Fedora. And rpm
> doesn't flag this as a requirement of the git-email package, I believe due to
> the fact that the "require Net::SMTP::SSL" is conditionalized in
>  http://search.cpan.org/~cwest/Net-SMTP-SSL-1.01/ (This module is from
Yes, this does seem to be the case (even in devel). There are really only two options here.
1) Package and bring Net::SMTP::SSL in for Fedora
2) Stop building the git-email subpackage
I think option 2 would be worse than the current situation. Right now, only folks that use the --smtp-ssl option even notice the bug. I'd sooner patch out that option if no one wants to package Net::SMTP::SSL.
That said, I have packaged the module and have tested it on F9. I have not submitted it for review yet though. I was debating whether I should try and con^Wask someone on the perl SIG to take care of the package instead, as I doubt I'd be the caring maintainer the package deserves. Although, looking at how long it has been since Net::SMTP::SSL has seen a release, perhaps maintaining it wouldn't be much effort...
Anyway, the spec and srpm are here, if anyone wants to beat me to submitting it:
If you think patching out the ssl support is better in the interim, say so and I'll work on a patch to do that.
Luckily, someone did beat me to it. perl-Net-SMTP-SSL was approved last week. See bug #462818.
We should probably add it as a dep for the git-email package.
I fixed it in rawhide (git-126.96.36.199-1). The perl package isn't in F-9 or F-8 updates yet, so I can't fix it there until those show up.
I hadn't seen this bug when I started packaging perl-Net-SMTP-SSL for bug #462818, but this was the motivation. It's currently in testing for F-9. If anyone wants to try the package, they can be found here:
I didn't request an F-8 branch since I thought the F-10 branching had already occurred and there would be no more new packages for F-8. If you'd like, I can request a CVS branch for F-8 and make a build. I don't have F-8 to test, though.
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perl-Net-SMTP-SSL is in F9, F10 and rawhide now. Feel free to pull it in for git-email.
Thanks for getting perl-Net-SMTP-SSL into Fedora Dan! F-10 and rawhide already have the requirement.
I'm not sure if adding it to F-9 warrants an update or not. Ideally, we'd just wait until the next maintenance release, but I don't know if the git-1.5.6 branch will seen any more releases.
Git owners, are there objections to pushing a 188.8.131.52-2.fc9 update to add this requirement?
git-184.108.40.206-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
git-220.127.116.11-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.