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From Torsten Förtsch <>
Subject Re: Building and installing mod_perl as a complete package
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:46:57 GMT
On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 01:07:06 Mohit Anchlia wrote:
> I created a rpm for the files in DESTDIR but when I tried to install I see:
> rpm -ivh mod-perl-2.0.4-rpm.rpm
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         perl(Apache2::FunctionTable) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(Apache2: StructureTable) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(Apache::TestConfigParse) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(Apache::TestConfigPerl) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(BSD::Resource) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(Data::Flow) is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
>         perl(Module::Build) >= 0.18 is needed by mod-perl-2.0.4-1.noarch
> Then I looked inside the source directory and it looks like for eg
> StructureTable is not in DESTDIR. And also when I installed with
> --nodeps and tested my code it seems to work fine. I am confused if
> the above are needed or not?

Enclosed you'll find a SPEC file that works for me. It uses perl and apache in 
/opt. Note that the install_vendor target works only if 2 conditions are met. 
Firstly, modperl trunk is used and, secondly, perl is compiled with a vendor 
path. I build RPM packages for various opensuse/sles versions. For Redhat or 
Centos your mileage may vary.

As for the error message above, Apache2::{Function,Structure}Table are modules 
used only for building modperl. They are normally not installed. 

Apache::Test... are part of Apache::Test and are needed if you want to test AT 
based modules. They are normally installed together with modperl. So, perhaps 
your %files entry is incomplete. There is an option in the RPM system that if 
set makes rpmbuild fail if there are files DESTDIR that are not covered by 
%files. On suse this (perhaps _unpackaged_files_terminate_build) is set by 

BSD::Resource is not needed. modperl uses it it its test suite. But the test 
is simply skipped if it's not available. Module::Build is part of perl core 
since 5.10.0. modperl does not use it, AFAIK. Data::Flow is not installed on 
any of my build machines. So, somehow your dependencies are wrong. Do you use 
"Autoreqprov"? If yes it does not work. Otherwise check your "Requires" 

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Torsten Förtsch

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