On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 11:44:57AM -0700, Matt Porter wrote: > On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 02:14:40PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote: > > >On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 06:12:41AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote: > > >> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <email@example.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). :-/ > > > > That's not good. > > > > Ok, so it's a adduser bug? I wouldn't say that it's a bug. > Yes. It's the one including the POSIX module. Options are to use an > alternative "useradd" or write our own minimal script. It's pretty crucial > since it's spawned after base system boot when prompting to create a > regular user. Maybe move the required functionality from perl-5.005 to perl-5.005-base?
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