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Re: [PATCH] send-email: remove documented requirement for Net::SMTP::SSL




Chris Mayo <aklhfex@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> git-send-email uses the TLS support in the Net::SMTP core module from
> recent versions of Perl. Documenting the minimum version is complex
> because of separate numbering for Perl (5.21.5~169), Net:SMTP (2.34)
> and libnet (3.01). Version numbers from commit:
> bfbfc9a953 ("send-email: Net::SMTP::starttls was introduced in v2.34",
> 2017-05-31)

No disagreement for removing the doc requirement for Net::SMTP::SSL.

But core modules can be split out by OS packagers.  For
Fedora/RH-based systems, the trend tends to be increasing
granularity and having more optional packages.

So I think documenting Net::SMTP (and Net::Domain) as
requirements would still be good, perhaps with a note stating
they're typically installed with Perl.

Fwiw, I recently ran into some issues where core modules such as
Devel::Peek, Encode, and autodie were separate packages on CentOS 7.