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Re: Shrinking the "base" section


>>"Sven" == Sven Rudolph <sr1@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> writes:

Sven> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:
>> The proposed (and accepted) solution for perl was to create a
>> perl-base package, which is on the base system and essential, and
>> to have the perl packaeg *supplement* it (no conflicts, no
>> replacement). This may not yet have been implemented.

Sven> This was implemented, but it isn't used anymore because it was
Sven> implemented in a way that caused serious problems.

	This happens not to be the case. Please look at what I wrote:
 perl is to ***supplement*** perl-base, which is ***required*** and
 ***essential***. This has *never* been implemented.

	 There is already too much confusion about this issue; please
  do not spread any more. 

	The previous incorrect implementation had the package perl
 *replacing* perl-base, which caused all kinds of grief.

 "Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulder, Computer Scientists
 stand on each other's toes." someone on the net (please email
 attribution), about look&feel lawsuits
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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