Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 951873
Review Request: perl-DBD-InterBase - An InterBase and Firebird interface for perl
Last modified: 2013-12-08 18:22:08 EST
Spec URL: http://labs.linuxnetz.de/bugzilla/perl-DBD-InterBase.spec
SRPM URL: http://labs.linuxnetz.de/bugzilla/perl-DBD-InterBase-0.48-1.src.rpm
DBD::InterBase is a Perl module that works with the DBI module to provide
access to InterBase and Firebird databases.
This package will be imported to EPEL 5 and 6 and of course to all active
Taking the review.
Please, submit perl-DBD-InterBase-0.48-perl_514.patch upstream if you haven't already (I can't see it listed on RT). More people could benefit from this.
%defattr is not required (not even in EPEL) and could be dropped.
The same probably applies to line 39 but I'm not sure about it; please check.
You're missing some build-time deps:
perl(Carp), ./InterBase.pm:14, ./InterBase.pm:135
perl(Data::Dumper), t/31prepare.t:8, t/91txinfo.t:8
perl(Exporter), ./InterBase.pm:18, lib/DBD/InterBase/TypeInfo.pm:16
perl(threads), t/80event-ithreads.t:103 (recommended)
(+ Config, DynaLoader, POSIX, strict, and vars -- those don't dual-live yet but might in the future; it's up to you)
I'm not sure about the license of this package, quoting:
You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public
License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file,
with the exception that it cannot be placed on a CD-ROM or similar media
for commercial distribution without the prior approval of the author.
I'll ask fedora-legal if such exception is alright in our case.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I'll ask fedora-legal if such exception is alright in our case.
"Not acceptable, unless that exception clause is waived/removed."
Please, resolve with upstream.
Petr, thank you for discovering this. Interestingly this clause is only in
the source code, not in the README file. I have sent a message to upstream
to get this (hopefully) solved soon.
DBD-InterBase is unmaintained and is replaced with DBD-Firebird for perl Firebird development
Unfortunately perl-DBD-InterBase is needed for the old Firebird in EPEL 5 as
DBD-Firebird expects a newer Firebird than EPEL 5 is providing.
Meanwhile I have migrated my last RHEL 5 with Firebird and Perl to RHEL 6, so
this is no longer relevant for me - closing hereby unsuccessfully. If anybody
is in the future looking to this: Upstream did not solve the licensing issue,
I am still waiting on a reply.