Perl essential ?
>From my count there are 24 essential binaries, totalling 6550kB of
Perl-base is one of them at 840kB, ~13% of total essential size.
I just unpacked all the essential binaries except perl, did "grep perl
-r *" and found the following depend on perl
find . -name "*pm" didnt find anything.
(any other test i should have done ?)
Would it be a good long term goal to remove perl from Esssential and
rewrite these scripts for a posix compliant shell or in c.
Im dont know much about perl or these scripts, but im good with c and ok
with sh scripts, if i did work on non-perl replacements would they be