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Re: Perl essential ?



On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 12:27:45PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 12:31:34PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > 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 ?
> 
> The reason for perl-base being Essential is not that other Essential
> packages can use it.  It's Essential so that packages can use it
> in maintainer scripts (postinst, preinst, etc).

Then have those packages predepend on perl (or whatever) and have done
with. I think that Essential should be packages no (sane) system can do
without and nothing else. Perl should definitely not be in that
category.

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