Fedora Perl SIG Mission
To assist packagers in bringing Perl-related packages to Fedora and assisting in their continued maintenance by providing timely reviews, acting as secondary package owners and assisting with related security issues.
Perl Components in Fedora
- Bugzilla - Defect Tracking System
- Some testing on an SELinux-enabled system was needed (see RHBZ #188359)
- Cluster SSH - Cluster Admin Via SSH
- Alzabo - Data modelling tool (also in CPAN)
- RT - Release Tracker - a battle-tested issue tracking system
- MojoMojo - Catalyst-based wiki, with live as-you-type AJAX preview of edits
- Padre - The Perl IDE
There are a number of the more popular Perl frameworks available in Fedora.
- Bricolage - Content Management System
- Catalyst - MVC Web Application Framework
- DBIx::Class - DBIx::Class is a modern, powerful object-relational mapping system
- Moose - Modern perl5 OOP system
- POE - Portable multitasking and networking framework
- Parrot - Parrot Virtual Machine
- Pugs - A Perl 6 Implementation written in Haskell
- Rakudo - A Perl 6 implementation (was F-12 feature)
Perl packages in Fedora
Please edit the Perl wishlist if you want something, or package something off it if you're bored :)
Bugzilla is an excellent place to find information about the various perl packages in or being reviewed for inclusion:
Fedora perl infrastructure
Perl to CPAN Mapping
With most perl modules being in CPAN, preliminary "mapping" table has been created. This table is regenerated on a daily basis, and will be included in the upcoming Perl SIG Infrastructure hosted project .
Problems that need to be addressed
The following topics need to be discussed/improved/corrected. We need to start discussing them in the fedora-perl-list.
- Improve the RPM perl scripts (requirements and provides detection)
- rpm: handle the ‘v’ in “use v5.6.0″ (#140597) (reportedly fixed in rpm5.org's RPM 4.4.3)
- fix: perldeps and prov.pl not to emit perl(main) (#177960) (reportedly fixed in rpm5.org's RPM 4.4.5)
- at least try to handle use statements a litte better (eg: use base Module; use autouse Module; ...)
- Use PPI?
- Try to have RPM patched in order to create the debuginfo files after the %check section script is executed and not before (right now the files are created after the %install check script is executed). This breaks the signature tests (there are also other problems related to the signature tests in the building environment: network access to import pgg keys, where should they be stored, ...). More information available here and in bug #167252 .
- How to update core perl modules?
- The correct @INC directories are still questionable.
- Have a common dir for noarch modules instead of one for each perl version supported.
- The magic that is perl(:WITH_xxx) needs to be better documented and explained, so packagers -- and reviewers! -- know:
- What they are and what they mean
- When to use them
- When to _not_ use them
- Common things to check for that would indicate their usage
- explore possibilities or merging RPM2 functionality into RPM namespace #671389
See Perl/Plan for structured plan.
- Clarified packaging guidelines - Some of the packaging guidelines (see Packaging/Perl) have conflicted with some common practises.
- For example, BuildRequires: perl was common but forbidden; that has now been changed. One current issue is the prohibition against including header files in the main package; some perl modules include these deep in the module directory hierarchy, and moving them to a separate -devel package is pointless.
- Notes about "Makefile.PL vs Build.PL" or "ExtUtils::MakeMaker vs Module::Build"
Packagers/Reviewers/People interested in helping
- Emmanuel Seyman
- Iain Arnell (a sponsor)
- Jitka Plesníková
- Gerd Pokorra
- Lubomir Rintel (a sponsor)
- Marcela Mašláňová
- PaulHowarth (a sponsor)
- Petr Písař
- Petr Šabata (a sponsor)
- Rüdiger Landmann
- StevenPritchard (a sponsor)
You can also see people who have tagged their user pages in the Category:SIG Members/Perl.
- CPAN - Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
- CPAN - Recent files
- Fedora perl specfile template (available in the rpmdevtools package)
- maintaining perl.spec
- Perl packaging tips (work in progress)
- Notes about perl specfiles (old)
Communication & help
- perl-devel is our SIG's mailing list