On Friday 02 of January 2009, Rob Landley wrote:
> Before 2.6.25 (specifically git bdc807871d58285737d50dc6163d0feb72cb0dc2 )
> building a Linux kernel never required perl to be installed on the build
> system.  (Various development and debugging scripts were written in perl
> and python and such, but they weren't involved in actually building a
> kernel.) Building a kernel before 2.6.25 could be done with a minimal
> system built from gcc, binutils, bash, make, busybox, uClibc, and the Linux
> kernel, and nothing else.

And now bash is going to be required... while some distros don't need/have 
bash. /bin/sh should be enough.

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz        PLD/Linux Team
arekm / maven.pl            http://ftp.pld-linux.org/
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