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Re: use of "stat -"

On 12/05/2020 20:50, Elliott Mitchell wrote:
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> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 11:52:25AM -0400, Jason Andryuk wrote:
>> I was just looking to remove perl since it's a large dependency for
>> this single use.  I'm not tied to a particular approach.
> Have you tried to remove Perl from a system?  This is possible, but on
> many systems there will be hundreds or thousands of other programs which
> already cause Perl to be installed.
> Perl doesn't have the mindshare it once did, but it is far from dead.  A
> new desktop Linux installation might have less than a hundred programs
> depending on Perl.  A new developer Linux installation will likely have
> hundreds of programs depending on Perl.  A decades old system like Jan
> is testing, there will like thousands.
> Removing dependancies is good.  Perhaps this is looking a few years into
> the future where Perl is even less common.

Not everyone has a fully fat Linux running as dom0.  There are real
systems using Xen which have already successfully purged perl.




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