Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450553
Review Request: perl-TAP-Harness - Run Perl standard test scripts with statistics
Last modified: 2008-06-13 01:21:51 EDT
Run Perl tests and output formatted results with statistics.
Note that this is perl Test-Harness 3.10 package, stripped of Test::Harness
compatibility module, because older version of Test::Harness is included in perl
package (and perl-Test-Harness since Fedora 9).
This means that packages that rely on Test::Harness interface won't be affected
by this package, and only TAP::Harness is provided by this package.
I am very strongly opposed to letting this package in and am leaning to reject it.
What is the issue you are trying to solve?
Ralf: The issue I am trying to solve is lack of TAP::Harness module in Fedora.
Could you please name specific reasons against letting the package in Fedora?
I don't see anything wrong with this package, it looks sane. approved.
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: perl-TAP-Harness
Short Description: Run Perl standard test scripts with statistics
Branches: F-8 F-9 EL-4 EL-5
Cvsextras Commits: yes
(In reply to comment #4)
> I don't see anything wrong with this package, it looks sane. approved.
I do see many issues
a) This package is not a CPAN distro, it's a submodule of Test::Harness
b) This package doesn't install correctly - It wants to replace Test::Harness
c) This package will collide with a future upgrade of Test::Harness
You are outsmarting yourselves.
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > I don't see anything wrong with this package, it looks sane. approved.
> I do see many issues
> a) This package is not a CPAN distro, it's a submodule of Test::Harness
Could you please point me to the part of Perl packaging guidelines that you
believe to be violated by this?
> b) This package doesn't install correctly - It wants to replace Test::Harness
How? I've double chcecked that this package don't have a single common provide
with anything that is in RHEL5 with EPEL and Fedora 9. The SPEC file contains no
Replaces nor Obsoletes tag. I also believe there is no file conflict. If you
feel that there is a flaw in how I ensured to neither conflict with anything,
nor replace anything please be more specific, e.g. provide a specific example.
> c) This package will collide with a future upgrade of Test::Harness
There is a mechanism to deal with this -- I was asked to file a bug against F10
perl, so that included Test-Harness will be upgraded to TAP::Harness based
version 3.10. I will do so shortly. There will be no need for this package to
ever make it into F10 Rawhide then.
Only possible problem I can imagine would be a case where a hypothetical package
would require perl-TAP-Harness instead of perl(TAP::Harness). In that case it is
not a problem of this package, nor an unsolvable problem.
> You are outsmarting yourselves.
Thanks for being polite and concentrating on providing well-verified facts.
FWIW, I disagree entirely with Ralf. Setting review back to +.
Thanks for assistance, Tom; Thanks for review, Marek; Thanks for CVS, Kevin;
and thanks for constructive criticism, Ralf.
Imported and built.
Followup in bug #451078.
(In reply to comment #9)
> FWIW, I disagree entirely with Ralf. Setting review back to +.
OK, once more @RH's are abusing their positions.