On Jan 2, 2009, at 3:26 AM, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:

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.

Which distros only have /bin/sh which do not have Perl? I'm honestly curious.

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

Mark Miller

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