Re: Actual environment size comparison of CML1 and CML2

From: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 05:39:01 EST

On 05/27/00 01:44:34 -0700 Larry McVoy <> wrote:
| b) ls -l /usr/bin/perl5.00503
| 579352 Dec 17 08:19 /usr/bin/perl5.00503
| Which is low I'm sure, but not by much - many distributions break

It can get even smaller: we are using miniperl (the "bootstrap" Perl that
is used to build the full Perl distribution) to bootstrap supported systems
in ECE. This requires miniperl and on some platforms (DUX/Tru64; not
relevant to this discussion)

However, that's somewhat beside the point. I'm not sure it makes a lot of
sense to require *anything* beyond bash. (Pity there's no widely available
wbash, though....)

brandon s. allbery       os/2,linux,solaris,perl
system administrator   kthkrb,heimdal,gnome,rt,cyrus
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering                  kf8nh
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