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Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:l

From: John Snow
Subject: Re: minimal "zero conf" build dockerfiles for fedora:latest and alpine:latest
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:31:52 -0500
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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.

take care,

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" dependencies.

This was just an "FYI" experiment. :)


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