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Re: Common security checks for a base installation - packages reviewed.

On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 23:22:24 +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña
<jfs@computer.org> wrote:
>	That kind of contradicts the previous one. One of the good things
>about Tiger is that you can take the scripts to _any_ Unix system and 90%
>of them will work out of the box. Of course, this portability is not
>necessary in Debian since 'perl' will be installed by default.

When I last checked, debconf was the only package that actually forces
perl to be present on every Debian system. Since there is a rewrite of
debconf without perl in progress, it will hopefully be possible to run
Debian without perl. I have made an effort to have most of my packages
run without perl, and I would hate to see perl getting (staying?)
essential for Debian.


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