Bug 810542 - Please make perl bootstrapping easier
Please make perl bootstrapping easier
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-06 11:21 EDT by Paul Howarth
Modified: 2012-04-10 08:16 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: foomatic-4.0.8-9.fc18
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Last Closed: 2012-04-10 08:16:50 EDT
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Description Paul Howarth 2012-04-06 11:21:03 EDT
All perl packages get rebuilt with a new perl version every other Fedora release, and the build-requirement that foomatic has for itself causes problems with this (e.g. Bug #725979).

There are many circular dependency chains in the perl ecosystem so the Perl SIG is adopting a methodology of doing a mass rebuild with the %perl_bootstrap macro set, such that packages with circular build dependencies can use this to break the cycles.

To that end, it would be good if you could tweak the foomatic spec as shown below to help the perl 5.16 boot process that will happen sometime during the Fedora 18 development cycle:

diff --git a/foomatic.spec b/foomatic.spec
index b5ffc67..29a7035 100644
--- a/foomatic.spec
+++ b/foomatic.spec
@@ -40,7 +40,10 @@ BuildRequires: mpage
 # Make sure we get postscriptdriver tags.  Safe to comment out when
 # bootstrapping a new architecture.
-BuildRequires: python-cups, cups, foomatic, foomatic-db
+BuildRequires: python-cups, cups
+%if 0%{!?perl_bootstrap:1}
+BuildRequires: foomatic, foomatic-db
 Requires: foomatic-db
 Requires: cups
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2012-04-10 08:16:50 EDT
Thanks for the suggestion.

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