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Nicholas Clark
January 25, 2012 05:09
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 01:03:53PM +0100, Christian Walde wrote:

> No, no access to the package management in the first place. Without that
> you can, with a full core perl, still do anything you could want to do,
> easily (local::lib, carton, perlbrew). With a cut-down perl however you
> end up having to bootstrap your way up tediously and manually.

That's a useful insight.

In that it should be possible to cut things down in a way that the existing
toolchain can bootstrap up from it just fine.

(For starters, this means that everything that "goes" needs to be dual life,
not just in lib/ or ext/)

Whereas if one is not aware of this when thinking how to cut things down,
one might make a small change that prevents it.

Nicholas Clark

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