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Re: Is perl part of the system or not?



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Brian C. White, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>> > 2. Make perl-base essential, and modify perl so that it layers on
>> > top, rather than replacing
>> 
>> I also prefer this.  Using alternatives isn't necessary.  perl-base is
>> just perl with a stripped down /usr/lib/perl, afaik.
>
>Actually, it is just the binary and a few essential extensions.

I can do any of these.  The layering would probably work best.

I considered compiling a reduced perl that had practically no extensions
in it but then people would be surprised when they didn't have a full
perl and things didn't work.

Darren
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