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Re: rawhide report: 20040903 changes

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 11:51:48AM -0600, Dax Kelson wrote:
> > xorg-x11-
> > * Thu Aug 12 2004 Mike A. Harris <mharris redhat com>
> > 
> > - Added code to the rpm pre script to munge the config file to change the
> >   "keyboard" driver to "kbd" driver on upgrades, as XOrg no longer supports
> >   the old "keyboard" driver.
> > - Use perl -p -i -e in pre rpm script for all config file munging instead of
> >   grep and temporary files.
> Did the policy on no perl in RPM pre/post install scripts change?
> There have been many bugzilla bugs filed and fixed over the years
> removing perl from rpm scripts.

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 05:03:34PM -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> >>That may be so, but it is impossible to install a modern Red Hat 
> >>OS without installing perl.  Since perl is guaranteed to be 
> >
> >
> >Nope. I do it for all my firewalls. rpm -e perl is the highlight of the
> >install experience ;)
> It is impossible to not have perl in a minimal rpmbuild environment, so 
> it should be okay to use it during rpmbuild.

That has nothing to do with Dax's remark, build time != install time.

And the only only dependencies of rpm-build on perl are on in these
times unused perl scripts sitting around having been obsolted by rpm's
internal __find_requires/__find_provides. I doubt any modern Red Hat
rpm needs these script to be build (if it does in needs an update).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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