On Sun, 2003-11-30 at 14:02, Warren Togami wrote:
I would urge you all to look at the cpan2rpm and perl-RPM-Specfile
fedora.us. Ville Skytta worked hard to modify both packages to output
RHattified spec files that for the most part "proper". In many cases
fedora.us has simply used auto-generated specs and modified it slightly
to have better descriptions, comments and a changelog. In some
instances however minor patches are needed to make it properly integrate
in a Red Hat-ish way.
Some minor corrections and my IMHO, YMMV status:
I haven't really looked into cpan2rpm but I have made some improvements
to the perl-RPM-Specfile package (be sure to grab the fedora.us version
as all changes have been submitted upstream, but not applied yet).
Anyway, both cpanflute2 and cpan2rpm produce pretty obfuscated
specfiles. Instead of using them, there's a bunch of perl-* packages in
queue (and lots more not-yet-submitted ones at
cachalot.mine.nu/1/SRPMS.fdr/) which are based on a template which is
based on earlier discussions in bugzilla.fedora.us and fedora-devel at
I've just submitted the specfile template to
cpanflute2 and/or cpan2rpm could possibly be tweaked more towards this.
The main difference currently with the template and cpanflute2 is that
the template takes care of removing more unneeded files and bluntly
works around the unowned dirs issue in the past and current RH and FC
For some weird reason, even though perl module packages (especially when
a template is consistently used) are trivial to review, the QA process
seems to take a long time. Help is certainly welcome in this area.