The spec file has a couple of lines of perl script which pulls in the entire perl dependency chain. It would be cool to remove this dependency so as not to require perl just to install the package.
Thanks for suggestion. As opposite side of the problem - I have several requests to rewrite hardcoded catalog registrations to perl scripts - to prevent typos/forgotten registration of files. Docbook-dtds spec file is very fragile thing, now it seems to be broken in rawhide somehow even there is no change between F-9 and devel branch. So I have to think how to improve the spec file to increase stability/fix the issue. I'm ok with removal of perl dependency, we will see if it is possible/easy change.
Added Fedora perl maintainer to CC...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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Stepan promised to help with removing of perl scripting from docbook-dtds spec file few weeks ago, setting needinfo on him as reminder... ;)
Stepan, please send me the patch before commiting to CVS, I would like to check it first, tia.
Any update on this. Would be brilliant to get it done for F11. At the moment if you remove perl this dep also ends up pulling yelp and hence a number of other packages such as some system-config stuff.
Still waiting for Stepan's reaction ... afaik he has almost everything done, so it would be duplicate work to do it again myself. I'll try to get update from him ...
Fixed in 1.0-46, to appear in rawhide soon. I apologize that I blocked this issue for so long.
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Thank you both very much. Verified fixed!