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

Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
> 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.

Some (debconf) configure scripts are written in perl, too (e.g.
postfix), they'd need to predepend on perl.
             cu andreas

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