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Bug 8471 - validator rpm packaging
Summary: validator rpm packaging
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: 0.8.5
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-10 13:55 UTC by Cedric Boudinet
Modified: 2009-12-11 09:06 UTC (History)
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Description Cedric Boudinet 2009-12-10 13:55:46 UTC
I have build a rpm for w3c-validator using misc/w3c-markup-validator.spec
After installing, I often had the following error :
Base class package "Class::Accessor" is empty.
    (Perhaps you need to 'use' the module which defines that package first.)
 at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/SGML/Parser/ line 13
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/SGML/Parser/ line 13.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/w3c-markup-validator/cgi-bin/check line 61.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/w3c-markup-validator/cgi-bin/check line 61.

Then I installed perl-Class-Accessor rpm and the problem was gone.
Is it possible to fix the spec file so that dependency with perl(Class::Accessor) is managed ?
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2009-12-10 17:13:42 UTC
That would not be the right thing to do.  Validator does not use Class::Accessor directly, it's SGML::Parser::OpenSP that currently does, and that's an internal detail of SGML::Parser::OpenSP.

The correct way to fix this is to fix it in the package where your SGML::Parser::OpenSP comes from [0], or if it is not installed from a rpm package, I'm afraid you'll need to make sure that Class::Accessor is installed yourself.

[0] For example Fedora has it in the perl-SGML-Parser-OpenSP package which already has a dependency on perl(Class::Accessor) but then again Fedora has the validator packaged too (as w3c-markup-validator) which contains all the necessary dependencies, so I'm guessing you're using some other distribution.
Comment 2 Cedric Boudinet 2009-12-11 09:06:07 UTC
I do agree with you (I realised a while after submitting the bug report)
Sorry for disturbing.