more on required packages

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Thu Aug 31 01:09:19 PDT 2000

+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at[31.08.00 01:37]:
> On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> > > I want to be able to separate out "required" from "optional" packages so
> > that I can install an LFS system that is as small and tight as is humanly
> > possible, both for my firewall and my (newly found) laptop.
> >
> It's hard to tell which package you can do without, it all depends on your 
> needs. I could say you can do without Perl, but if you do need autoconf you 
> are going to need perl since autoconf and it's companion automake are Perl 
> scripts.

talking about autoconf - autoconf and automake are not needed until you
want to do your own new or (while patching a
packet or similar), correct?

Most other things are essential for a running system (many programs need
perl to do this or that)


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