On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "PM" == Panu Matilainen
PM> In particular, I'm interested in feedback on the new, pluggable and
PM> enhanced dependency extration system. Documentation is scarce at the
PM> moment but some background and examples can be found here:
isn't responding for me at the moment, so
I can't check the actual packages, but could you comment on whether
rpm-builds dependency list will be changing as a result of this?
Because if so we'll have to work through a round of build failures as
things which used to be in the buildroot purely due to rpm-build might
no longer be there. I'm thinking of perl in particular.
I don't expect changes to rpm-build's dependencies for the time being. The
pluggability just makes it /possible/ to add new things without dragging
them in as dependencies or jumping through nutty hoops to avoid them.
At some point (maybe for F16, I dunno) we might want to look at pushing
some of the current dependencies like perl out to perl-related packages
etc, but that's not an immediate goal.
- Panu -