Does it have perl or not?
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As a maintainer of console-cyrillic I have the following problem. I
want this package not to depend on perl, I want it to only recommend
perl. The package contains a startup shell script in /etc/rcS.d. I
want this script to have different behaviour depending on wether the
package perl is installed in the system. Is there some reliable way
to check if perl is installed? I don't want to use dpkg, because this
is too slow.