does mc really require perl*?

Matěj Cepl mcepl at
Wed Sep 11 18:13:18 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-11, 15:56 GMT, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> mc is also missing a dependency on dpkg!

Not really. If some esteemed Perl hacker here would be willing to spent 
some time on /usr/libexec/mc/extfs.d/dpkg+ I think it could be possible 
to get it into shape. Deb archives are nothing than else than ar(1) 
archives in disguise (i.e., it is possible to do ar x file.deb to get to 



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