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Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:l
Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:latest
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 12:10:50 +0100
Evolution 3.36.5 (3.36.5-2.fc32)
On Wed, 2021-01-13 at 13:31 -0500, John Snow wrote:
> On 1/13/21 5:09 AM, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> > > I don't like Perl really, but there's a chicken-and-egg problem between
> > > detecting Python and using it to print the configure help script. For
> > > configure-time tasks, Perl has the advantage that "#! /usr/bin/env perl"
> > > just works.
> > Assuming perl is actually installed, the world seems to shift to python.
> > On a minimal fedora install python is present but perl is not ...
> > On the other hand git depends on perl, so it is probably pretty hard to
> > find a developer workstation without perl installed, so maybe that
> > doesn't matter much for the time being.
> I agree that it doesn't matter much right now, Though I don't always
> have git installed in containers when I am doing builds. It will become
> more common to encounter environments that are missing "obvious"
Note that Fedora has a git-core package that doesn't depend on Perl
while still providing more than enough git for something like a CI
As a data point, the libvirt project has made it an explicit goal
to remove all usage of Perl in favor of Python. We're not quite there
yet, but at this point there are only a very tiny handful of Perl
scripts remaining in the repository.
Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization
Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:latest, John Snow, 2021/01/13
Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:latest, Paolo Bonzini, 2021/01/13