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Re: using perl in preinst script

* Philipp Kern [2010-12-29 05:38 +0000]:
> On 2010-12-28, Carsten Hey <carsten@debian.org> wrote:
> > ...  One reason for this is that dpkg's perl scripts were rewritten
> > in C.
> I know you phrased it differently but wasn't the motivation for this
> rewrite to be more robust in the base system on upgrades?  I.e. do not
> rely on Perl and thus avoid adding more contraints on how the base
> upgrade must be performed to keep dpkg working properly.

I don't know what the main motivation was, although making upgrades more
robust seems to be a possible and a good one.

http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/RoadMap says:
| Make dpkg.deb contain only sh and C programs (to help embedded
| distros, to make it possible to remove perl-base from essential)


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