does mc really require perl*?

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Tue Sep 10 00:27:09 UTC 2013

I did a TC5 minimal install last night, which omitted mc, my most used 
cmdline tool. So:

# yum install mc
... installing for dependencies:
gpm-libs (which I never ever use)
perl* (29 packages)...

Seriously? What does mc need perl for?

I installed mc plus gpm-libs with rpm --nodeps, and it works.
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