Re: Perl essential ?
On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 05:49:04PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 12:31:34PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > > >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.
> > Horrid.
> Well, better watch out because it seems python will become essential
> soon too.
> > Perl should NOT be required. It's an interpreter. For scripts.
> And so is bash, better remove it.
> Be careful, your bias is showing.
I agree. Even though that's not what you meant. ;) I like bash, but it
shouldn't be essential. Still, you need _some_ scripting language
interpreter that can interpret package maintainer scripts and such.
> Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>