does mc really require perl*?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Fri Sep 20 15:23:08 UTC 2013

Am 20.09.2013 17:18, schrieb Miloslav Trma─Ź:
> (IMHO, disk space is cheap enough that just using hard Requires: is
> rarely wrong enough to worry about it.)

no it is *not*

in cloud infrastructure where you have 100, 500, 1000
instances and need to reserve 50 or 150 MB more for the
base OS because dependencie chains you end easily in
a lot of gigabytes and not only the space, also the
time updates on all the instances takes

additionally there is a security point of view

take a look which software comonents in the last few
months had security-fixes where i even did not condiser
that they could open a security hole willingly

with every pulled and distributed dependency you raise
the amount of code with potential unknown security
relevant bugs

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