On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 01:59:36PM -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
>Did the policy on no perl in RPM pre/post install scripts
The "no perl" policy. We certainly used to have one. Part of the problem is
that perl is *huge* and causes dependancy loops. Another part is that the
perl syntax varies by release [until we get perl6]. That means a perl scriptlet
might get run by something quite different.
That may be so, but it is impossible to install a modern Red Hat
OS without installing perl. Since perl is guaranteed to be
Nope. I do it for all my firewalls. rpm -e perl is the highlight of the
install experience ;)
for ages now. I've even considered making all of the rpm scripts
pure perl by using #!/usr/bin/perl shebangs. ;o)
The perl code present now, replaces some very ugly sed code which
used temporary files. I see no compelling technical reason to
not use perl.
To quote a former employee:
"We don't like it, it's perl"
-Trond Eivind Glomsr