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Re: Error during potato bf install

On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 06:12:41AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:
>     Adam> Um, no, this is unacceptable.  If perl as well as perl-base
>     Adam> is required in the base section, something is critically
>     Adam> wrong and needs to be fixed.  I.e., why bother having a
>     Adam> perl-base package in that case.
> The real question is "why did someone need the POSIX module"?  What
> couldn't that achieve using the functionality of perl5-base?
> Note That I have no background on whatever the original prolems was;
> I'm responding to Adam's forwarding to debian-perl.

I'm the person who originally reported the problem while working on
boot-floppies/install issues.  In adduser-3.11, the adduser script seems
to use the POSIX module to get at the setlocale call.  My knowledge on
perl is limited, though...

The base2_2.tgz grows by 1.7MB if we need the full perl and the uncompressed
base system grows by >5MB (at least in powerpc binary sizes). :-/

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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