Bug 736612 - fcgi package contains embedded copy of FCGI module
Summary: fcgi package contains embedded copy of FCGI module
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-FCGI
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Iain Arnell
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://search.cpan.org/dist/FCGI/FCGI.PL
Depends On:
Blocks: 736613 736759
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-08 08:57 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2011-09-30 19:41 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fcgi-2.4.0-17.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 736613 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2011-09-09 04:09:10 UTC
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-08 08:57:28 UTC
Description of problem:
The fcgi package in F-15 contains embedded copy of perl Fast CGI (FCGI) module from CPAN:
[1] http://search.cpan.org/dist/FCGI/FCGI.PL

But there already is dedicated, system perl-FCGI package, present in F-15.
Thus fcgi package should depend on perl-FCGI package, rather than using its own embbedded copy (so in case of security flaw in perl-FCGI, the fcgi package won't need to be updated too).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. # pwd
2. fcgi-2.4.0]# cd perl/
3. perl]# ls
aclocal.m4  configure     echo.PL           FCGI.PL  Makefile.PL  oldinterface.pod  remote.PL    typemap
ChangeLog   configure.in  fcgi_config.h.in  FCGI.XL  MANIFEST     README            threaded.PL  version.pm
Actual results:
Own copy of CPAN FCGI module is embbeded in fcgi package.

Expected results:
fcgi packages uses system perl-FCGI package.

Comment 1 Till Maas 2011-09-08 15:52:53 UTC
fcgi does not use but provide the perl module in a sub package fcgi-perl. Afaics perl-FCGI needs to obsolete fcgi-perl according to these Guidelines:


Since the perl-FCGI maintainer is the co-maintainer of fcgi wrt. the -perl subpackage, I reassign this bug to perl-FCGI to take care of removing the -perl subpackage from fcgi and addding the proper Provides/Obsoletes etc to perl-FCGI. Also any provenpackager is welcome to perform the required changes to fcgi-perl.

Btw. fcgi-perl exists in EPEL 5, too.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-09-09 03:57:16 UTC
fcgi-2.4.0-17.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 3 Iain Arnell 2011-09-09 03:59:16 UTC
I've removed the perl sub-package in rawhide and f16. Since fcgi-perl is already obsoleted by perl-FCGI in all branches, I don't think it's necessary to push this update to the stable branches.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-09-30 19:41:28 UTC
fcgi-2.4.0-17.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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