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Re: using perl in preinst script

On 2010-12-30, Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:
>> On 2010-12-28, Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org> wrote:
>> > system.  The remaining perl library packages could be removed after
>> > installing debconf-english.
> [Philipp Kern]
>> "You don't care about non-native speakers?"  SCNR.
> That's not how I read it at all.  I think he's just saying,
> debconf-i18n requires perl, but that in itself is not a barrier to
> removing perl-base from Essential, because debconf-english (its
> alternative) does not need it.  Obviously the discussion of what
> belongs in the Essential set is not at all the same thing as the
> discussion of what packages debootstrap should install by default
> (a "base system").

I know.  It was ironic, thus the "Sorry, could not resist.".  I recently
listened to a talk where there was a complaint about gdm running a full Gnome
session and why the heck this was necessary.  It was countered with "so you
don't care about disabled people!?" argument because you want screenreader
and input method infrastructure available.

But that's way off-topic. ;)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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