separating tzdata and XML::Parser scriptlets

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at
Mon Mar 4 13:24:22 PST 2013

Le 03/03/2013 18:36, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>> Although Armin seems to think otherwise, tzdata and
>> XML::Parser are not parts of respectively glibc and
>> Perl. So, if doing package management, they should be
>> packaged separately.
> For many years, tzdata was embedded into glibc.  It is really data for
> glibc to use with the zic command installed with glibc.  I don't think
> it makes sense to separate this from glibc.
> I really don't see the issue here that is different from the creation of
> /etc/nsswitch.conf.
> If needed we can create a new remap="" attribute or perhaps reuse
> remap="make".  However, what we have now works fine for me.
>> This is the reason why I'd like to separate the tzdata scriptlet
>> from that of glibc and same for XML::Parser.
> I take no position on this as it only affects the systemd branch, but
> BLFS does have many modules on the same page.
>     -- Bruce
Following your advices, I abandoned the idea of packaging tzdata,
and I managed to have XML::Parser packaged separately (hopefuly;
I am testing now), whithout making a separate scriptlet.

BTW, with the ablfs tool, Perl modules are packaged separately.


More information about the alfs-discuss mailing list