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From: Michael Cummings <mcummings@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Minimal perl install (stage1/livecd makers might be interested?)
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 10:39:04
1 I have me a bug, but before I finish weighing in with my own pros and cons, I
2 thought I'd ask -dev, in particular since I know the creators of things like
3 catalyst and such are on here, and the results of this particular bug
4 (feature request) might be of interest to them.
6 A brave (perhaps bored, perhaps just frustrated) user has come up with an
7 ebuild ( ) that should (he says
8 it does, but I haven't had a chance to set up a chroot to test it in) build
9 an extremely minimal perl that's capable of some core perl functionality and
10 litte else out of the box. Now for the perl herd, this would imply that we
11 would need to come up with some more perl-core/* ebuilds to fill in any gaps
12 that the minimal perl install has.
14 Cons are the addition of a bunch of ebuilds to cover the functionality that
15 the minimal install lacks.
17 Pros, though, are pretty big, once getting past the first hurtle of pain. We
18 would be able to eliminate the conflicts between perl coming with module foo
19 and ebuild for foo, which is usually at or greater than the same version as
20 the one that came with perl (usually greater) A lot of our collision protect
21 bugs would dissipate rapidly I think. It would save space (with his use
22 flags/architecture, perl went from 12,300K to 930K) on livecd's. I have a
23 weak unfounded suspicion that it might help with the whole openssl->perl loop
24 that expresses itself when some folks are building a stage1.
26 I'm completely on the fence here, so any feedback welcome :)
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