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Re: adduser/perl issues after potato boot-floppies install



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 <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). :-/
> > 
> > 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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