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Re: Error during potato bf install

On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 02:14:40PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 06:12:41AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:
> >>     Adam> Um, no, this is unacceptable.  If perl as well as perl-base
> >>     Adam> is required in the base section, something is critically
> >>     Adam> wrong and needs to be fixed.  I.e., why bother having a
> >>     Adam> perl-base package in that case.
> >> 
> >> The real question is "why did someone need the POSIX module"?  What
> >> couldn't that achieve using the functionality of perl5-base?
> >> 
> >> Note That I have no background on whatever the original prolems was;
> >> I'm responding to Adam's forwarding to debian-perl.
> >
> >I'm the person who originally reported the problem while working on
> >boot-floppies/install issues.  In adduser-3.11, the adduser script seems
> >to use the POSIX module to get at the setlocale call.  My knowledge on
> >perl is limited, though...
> >
> >The base2_2.tgz grows by 1.7MB if we need the full perl and the uncompressed
> >base system grows by >5MB (at least in powerpc binary sizes). :-/
> That's not good.
> Ok, so it's a adduser bug?

Yes.  It's the one including the POSIX module.  Options are to use an
alternative "useradd" or write our own minimal script.  It's pretty crucial
since it's spawned after base system boot when prompting to create a
regular user.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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