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Re: PATCH: Hurd FTBFS with perl 5.22

From: Guillem Jover
Subject: Re: PATCH: Hurd FTBFS with perl 5.22
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 03:25:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Tue, 2016-01-05 at 06:56:37 +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> BTW: Why does Hurd contain such crappy dependencies such as perl.

This comment seems unnecessarily abrasive and out of placeā€¦

> Is this part of upstream or Debian specific? The Debian package does not
> have it:

> apt-cache showsrc hurd | grep Build-Depends | grep -i perl
> <empty>

That's because that would be wrong on two accounts:

$ apt-cache show perl-base|grep Essential
Essential: yes
$ apt-cache show perl|grep Essential
Build-Essential: yes

> Is there more perl code in upstream Hurd? If not, how about rewrite this code
> snippet in C and "remove a should be added" a language dependency!

That would be pointless, as per above. Not to mention that the
dpkg-dev tools are all in perl, same as debhelper, and there's no
intention to rewrite them.


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