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Perl essential ?

>From my count there are 24 essential binaries, totalling 6550kB of
linux-i386 debs.

Perl-base is one of them at 840kB, ~13% of total essential size.

I just unpacked all the essential binaries except perl, did "grep perl
-r *" and found the following depend on perl

debianutils: mkboot
dpkg: mksplit
dpkg: setup
dpkg: install
dpkg: update-rc.d
dpkg: update-alternatives
dpkg: install-info
dpkg: dpkg-devert
dpkg: dpkg-stateoverride
dpkg: cleanup-info
util-linux: checkdupexe

find . -name "*pm" didnt find anything.

(any other test i should have done ?)

Would it be a good long term goal to remove perl from Esssential and
rewrite these scripts for a posix compliant shell or in c.

Im dont know much about perl or these scripts, but im good with c and ok
with sh scripts, if i did work on non-perl replacements would they be
welcome ?


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