Re: source dependencies cleanup? (fwd)

Joshua M. Thompson (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 04:16:05 -0500 (EST)

Oh, one other things, while I'm thinking of it. I know this was brought up
quite some time ago (I think it was as far back as 1.1.x) but I don't
remember the outcome.

The question is: is there any GOOD reason why the Configure program is
still written as a bash script? I'm a big fan of Perl myself, and I'd say
it's reasonable to expect anyone who is configuring and compiling their
own kernel to have Perl installed. Obviously we wouldn't want to depend on
my particular Perl _libraries_ being installed, just the bare necessities.

The reason I ask is that if/when I do start rewriting Configure to
seperate dependancy information, Perl would make the program much easier
to write.

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