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Re: DEPENDS lines with multiple packages, and old bulk builds (perl)

Am 11.07.2013 um 21:55 schrieb Thomas Klausner <>:

> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 03:39:47PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> In this particular case, it seems that a perl newer than 5.7.3 should be
>> required by anything that requires perl anyway, and we can just drop the
>> line entirely.
> I think that's correct.

I usually add (and will keep adding) those lines for documentation purposes.

Why? When updating packages, and there're requirements listed like
requires: {
  runtime: {
    Digest: 1,
    Dancer: 1.3000

I will always have to look, is Digest 1.x in core or not? Remember, ther're
more than 100 modules distributed with the perl5 core, and each of them can
(and will on requirement) have a patched and fixed version on CPAN, because
core has strict policies about upgrading bundled modules.

Jens Rehsack
pkgsrc, Perl5

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