On Tuesday 06 February 2007 21:35, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
Well, I'm trying to review the core perl package, and part of that has
been a near total spec rewrite. I need to know whether I should add a
perl-devel or not.
I still haven't formed an opinion, but here's some numbers from i386 FC6:
$ du -hc `rpm -ql perl` | tail -n 1
$ du -hc `rpm -ql perl | grep '\.h$'` | tail -n 1
Not that significant. Also, I haven't checked but would guess that *.h don't
inflict any extra dependencies. There's also a bunch of *.ph files which I
gather are _mostly_ for development purposes but some modules do pull some of
them in at runtime (eg. Net::Domain, Sys::Hostname) so I suppose it's safer
to leave at least *.ph alone unless someone knows better.