Please fix your setup.hint files (was: [HEADSUP] requires to obsolete Perl packages)

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Dec 17 20:12:00 GMT 2015

On Dec 17 19:27, Achim Gratz wrote:
> There are a number of packages still requiring obsoleted Perl packages
> that I want to delete now, so these setup.hint files need to be fixed.
> Here is what I've found so far with a proposed replacement in
> parenthesis.
> perl_vendor (only on 32bit since it never existed on 64bit):
> ===========
> Yaakov Selkowitz    docbook2X                  (perl-XML-SAX)
> Yaakov Selkowitz    fvwm, xmltoman             (perl-XML-Parser)
> Yaakov Selkowitz    libexo1_0, svn_load_dirs   (perl-URI)
> David Rothenberger  svn_load_dirs              (perl-URI)
> Yaakov Selkowitz    snownews                   (perl-XML-LibXML)
> Yaakov Selkowitz    html2ps                    (perl-HTTP-Cookies perl-HTTP-Message)
> Corinna Vinschen    pl                         (probably spurious)
> Remark: SWI Prolog doesn't compile from the source package.

It did when I created it.

> The current
> stable version 7.2.3 does with minimal changes to the cygport file (the
> source archive and directory is now "swipl" instead of "pl") and removal
> of the Cygwin specific patches (which might have been upstreamed).  Some
> files are named differently and don't package into their sub-packages,
> but the main package seems to depend on perl-JSON for whatever reason,
> but I think that's a spurious match on "use JSON" (.pl is Prolog, not
> Perl in this case).

Yes, it's spurious.  I removed the perl_vendor from setup.hint for now.
I don't intend to repackage SWI-Prolog for a while.

Hope that's ok,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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