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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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David Golden
January 26, 2012 07:00
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
>> therefore, shipping a minimal perl with no module would allow us to
>> compile perl and bootstrap the needed modules, all of them in their
>> respective perl-$MODULE package.
> But that does give problems when one isn't in the position to install
> packages, for whatever reason. Without the toolchain essentials, one
> can not escape from that box. Having to bootstrapping those by hand is
> a serious PITA.

I think that's not something that p5p can solve.  If someone is so
constrained (choice of OS, choice of ISP, choice of employer) then
boostrapping Perl shouldn't be their top concern.

I think what Jerome is talking about is merely a sensible
decomposition.  If an install CD can get away with a subset of the
total using that decomposition, then great!  As long as when a user
says "give me perl", they get all the pieces reassembled, then I'm

-- David

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