Bug#543149: console-setup: perl errors during installation
On Monday 31 August 2009, Yann Dirson wrote:
> This seems to be similar to #480533, which was apparently fixed by
> moving more stuff to perl-base.
I very much doubt it is related as the version of perl that fixed #480533
is ancient (included in stable). So if that change had fixed it, then I
would never have seen the problem when I did.
It may be that *a* solution to this issue could be to move yet more stuff
to perl-base, but I doubt that is desirable.
IMO console-setup should, if at all possible, make sure that it only uses
functions available in current perl-base. Neither extending perl-base,
nor having console-setup depend on perl are desirable solutions.