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Jan Engelhardt
January 31, 2012 01:48
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:54:17 -0500, David Golden wrote:

>On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Jerome Quelin wrote:
>>we are also splitting perl in various sub-packages for various issues:
>>- size: we provide a perl-base package stripped to the bare minimum to
>> reduce installation footprint on install cd
>How "bare minimum" are you talking about? Does every byte count or
>would a 30% reduction be enough?

From my perspective (as someone who has been trying to squeeze commodity 
distros into less space than they would like), a distro-provided minimal 
perl rpm/$whateverformat package should just contain enough 
files to start the perl interpreter and use built-in functions (e.g. 
printf) and not much more really. As in, everything that could be "use"d 
and is a file could be in a separate rpm and resolved via rpm-level 
And maybe that is what a p5p-specified minimal perl set could look like, 
in other words, the Standard Installation tarball would be the minimal 
parts plus numerous "conveniently shipped modules" (like

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