Monday, March 10, 2008

YAPC::NA 2008 abstract

This talk will cover the current state of Perl development in Fedora (and, by extension, RHEL, CentOS, etc.). Topics will include the following:

  • Status of Perl on Fedora
    • Perl SIG

    • Number of Perl modules available in Fedora and EPEL

    • What we have and what we're missing

    • Licensing

  • Using Perl packages
    • Using virtual rpm dependencies

    • yum, repoquery, etc.

  • Packaging Perl modules
    • Generating packages using cpanspec

    • Building packages with rpmbuild

    • Using mock

    • Checking for problems with rpmlint

    • Submitting packages for inclusion in Fedora