Re: using perl in preinst script
Carsten Hey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> We are not that far away from being able to implement this plan. One
> reason for this is that dpkg's perl scripts were rewritten in C.
> After debootstraping the minbase variant of sid, installing file-rc and
> removing insserv, there is not much perl left in the newly created
> system. The remaining perl library packages could be removed after
> installing debconf-english.
Removing Perl requirements from the base system is not the hard part of
removing something from essential.
The work required to fix package dependencies for the removal of perl-base
from the essential set is extensive enough, not to mention unlikely (at
least IMO) to be something that enough Debian developers are willing to
work on, that I don't think it's worth taking extra precautions just in
the unlikely case that it would happen.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>