autoconf-2.53 requires perl

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Tue Oct 22 17:33:24 PDT 2002

On 22/10/02 19:09 +0200, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 12:37:11 -0400 link <link at> wrote:
> > I tried not installing perl, because I wasn't sure if I needed it, and
> > am tight on hard drive space (400meg on a laptop).  I got stopped at the
> > 
> > configure stage for autoconf-2.53 when I got an error saying I didn't
> > have perl.  Noticed perl wasn't listed in the requirements for that
> > package, so thought I'd let people know.
> Does it really NEED Perl (i.e. refuse to compile without it) or is this
> just one of those "if you changed certain source files you won't be able
> to regenerate them" warnings).
> -- 
> Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

it 'needs' it in that as the book's written, if you do ./configure it 
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