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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

Dale Scheetz wrote:
> Personally I object to perl routines embedded in a rules file, but the
> point I was trying to make is that placing perl-base in the essential
> packages creates a "camel's nose" situation. Those who use perl are now
> allowed to do so in installation scripts as well as in package build
> circumstances. Now the stage is set for the inclusion of perlisms that
> aren't supported by this essential package, but were available on the
> maintainer's machine when he built the package. Now, even though you may
> have the proper essential packages installed, the build fails because some
> additional feature of perl is not available.

Are you talking about install time dependancies or source dependancies? You
waver from one to the other, making it very hard to carry on a useful

If you're talking about install time dependnaces above, then:

In case you arn't aware, lintian checks for these mistakes. And it does a
damn good job. (Not that I couldn't fool it..)

If not, no counteragrument, except bugs can be filed, and the boundries of
perl-base are very clear-cut. I don't think we should assume incompetance

see shy jo

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