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= Fedora Perl SIG Mission =
 
 
 
To assist packagers in bringing Perl-related packages to Fedora Extras 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 =
 
 
 
== Core Perl ==
 
 
 
Core perl in Fedora is currently 5.10.0.
 
 
 
* http://search.cpan.org/~rgarcia/perl-5.10.0
 
* http://www.slideshare.net/rjbs/perl-510-for-people-who-arent-totally-insane
 
 
 
== Apps ==
 
 
 
* [[/Bugzilla|  Bugzilla]]  - Defect Tracking System
 
* [http://www.bugzilla.org/ Bugzilla]
 
* Some testing on an SELinux-enabled system is still needed (see FE review request)
 
* FE review request: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188359 #188359]
 
* [http://clusterssh.sourceforge.net Cluster SSH]  - Cluster Admin Via SSH
 
* [http://www.alzabo.org/ Alzabo]  - Data modelling tool (also in CPAN)
 
 
 
== Frameworks ==
 
 
 
* [[/Catalyst|  Catalyst]]  - MVC Web Application Framework (also in CPAN)
 
* [http://www.catalystframework.org/]
 
* [[/Bricolage|  Bricolage]]  - Content Management System (CPAN: Bundle::Bricolage)
 
* http://www.bricolage.cc/
 
* Needs work to make it play nice with Apache2/mod_perl2.
 
* [[/POE|  POE]]  - Portable multitasking and networking framework
 
* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/POE/]
 
* While POE itself is packaged, there are many, many additional POE-based modules, not all of which are packaged, see, e.g., [http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/search?query=poe&mode=dist POE Distributions] .
 
* [[/Moose|  Moose]]  - Modern perl5 OOP system
 
 
 
== Perl/Parrot/Pugs ==
 
 
 
* [http://www.parrotcode.org/ Parrot]  - Parrot Virtual Machine
 
[https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-perl-devel-list/2007-March/msg00093.html mailling list thread]
 
* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/Perl6-Pugs/ Pugs]  - A Perl 6 Implementation written in Haskell
 
[https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-perl-devel-list/2007-March/msg00043.html mailing list thread]
 
* microperl
 
 
 
= Perl packages in Fedora =
 
 
 
Please edit the [[/Wishlist|  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:
 
 
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?cmdtype=runnamed&namedcmd=perl%20review%20requests Review queue]
 
* [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&product=Fedora&version=&component=&query_format=advanced&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=NEEDINFO&bug_status=MODIFIED&long_desc_type=substring&long_desc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&fixed_in_type=allwordssubstr&fixed_in=&qa_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&qa_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&emailcc1=1&emailtype1=exact&email1=fedora-perl-devel-list%40redhat.com&emailassigned_to2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailqa_contact2=1&emailcc2=1&emailtype2=exact&email2=&bugidtype=include&bug_id=&votes=&changedin=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&order=Bug+Number+Descending&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0= Open bugs]
 
 
 
= 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 [[Infrastructure/ProjectHosting|  Perl SIG Infrastructure hosted project]] .
 
 
 
* [http://fedora.biggerontheinside.net/perl/ CPAN to Fedora master list]
 
* [http://fedora.biggerontheinside.net/perl/by_packager.html index to perl-owner mapping]
 
 
 
= 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)
 
* at least try to handle use statements a litte better (eg: use base Module; use autouse Module; ...)
 
* [http://wraptastic.org/blog/?p=36 RPM 4.4.3]  perl: handle the ‘v’ in “use v5.6.0″ (#140597)
 
* [http://wraptastic.org/blog/?p=36 RPM 4.4.3]  resurrect a rpm-perl subpackage from perl-RPM2-0.66
 
* [http://wraptastic.org/blog/?p=37 RPM 4.4.4]  complete forking perl-RPM2/* to perl/* module name “RPM”
 
* [http://wraptastic.org/blog/?p=39 RPM 4.4.5]  fix: perldeps and prov.pl not to emit perl(main) (#177960)
 
* 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 [http://koti.welho.com/vskytta/packagers-handbook/packagers-handbook.html#guidelines-perl-cpansign here]  and in bug  [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=167252 #167252] .
 
* How to update core perl modules? Use the site_perl dirs? /usr/local dirs? Problems with man pages
 
conflicts, version provides clashes (can cause strange problems during package upgrades), ....
 
Already being discussed here: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=142837 Bug 142837 – Need site-specific man page directory]
 
* Try to reduce the number of @INC directories.
 
* 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
 
 
 
== Miscellaneous ==
 
 
 
* Clarified packaging guidelines - Some of the packaging guidelines 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"
 
[http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-review/2006-September/msg00649.html]
 
 
 
= Packagers/Reviewers/People interested in helping =
 
 
 
* JasonTibbitts
 
* JoseOliveira (jpo)
 
* PaulHowarth
 
* StevenPritchard
 
* ChrisWeyl
 
* GavinHenry
 
* ParagNemade
 
 
 
= References =
 
 
 
* [http://www.cpan.org/ CPAN - Comprehensive Perl Archive Network]
 
* [http://search.cpan.org/recent CPAN - Recent files]
 
* Fedora Extras' perl specfile template (available in the rpmdevtools package)
 
* [https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-perl-devel-list Fedora Perl mailing list]
 
* [http://gsd.di.uminho.pt/jpo/perl/specfiles/ Notes about perl specfiles]  (old)
 
* [[Perl/cpanspec|  cpanspec]]  (available in Extras)
 
* ["Packaging/Perl"]
 
* [http://koti.welho.com/vskytta/packagers-handbook/packagers-handbook.html#guidelines-perl Perl packaging tips]  (work in progress)
 
 
 
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