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Re: perl and the base system

"Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <torin@daft.com> writes:
> Bruce Perens, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >Now that perl pulls in a half megabyte of libperl.so, it's become difficult
> >to get it to fit on the base system. This makes it quite difficult to get
> >dpkg-ftp on the base. Any suggestions?
> Would it help if I re-issued the perl package without the shared library
> for rex and then we have all of bo to deal with this.  That would save
> you about 120K.  I'm sorry that I didn't think of the implications this
> would have for the base system.

Note: dpkg-ftp also needs io an libnet (two perl packages) + some of
the File::* modules.  Are these going to work without this lib?


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