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Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 10:43:51 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: Re: perl & python in base set

D┼żen <> writes:

> Hi,
> I noticed that perl and python are included in the base set. What I'm
> curious about: which tools depend on perl or python in base? Wouldn't it
> be more accurate to move these into a different/new set?

The kernel needs perl to build.
libxcb needs python to build.

I think perl belongs to base, if there ever is a "extra" set, perhaps
python will move there.
Christian Neukirchen  <>

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