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. -- Taral <email@example.com> Please use PGP/GPG to send me mail. "Never ascribe to malice what can as easily be put down to stupidity."
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