Subject: pkg/13004: "sudo" package requires perl installation?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/22/2001 11:50:11
>Synopsis: "sudo" package requires perl installation?
>Arrival-Date: Tue May 22 11:49:00 PDT 2001
>Originator: Lars Kellogg-Stedman
NetBSD snowmaiden 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (LARS_001) #4: Wed May 23 07:07:25 EDT 2001 root@snowmaiden:/usr/src/sys/arch/macppc/compile/LARS_001 macppc
I have NetBSD installed on a system with limited disk space. I wanted to install "sudo" using the NetBSD package distribution. Much to my surprise, "sudo" requires a complete Perl installation -- which, while frequently useful, is hardly small.
It is possible to build and install sudo without Perl. Until Perl is part of the base install, I would avoid frivolous dependencies on it, because downloading and building it eats bandwidth, disk space, and time.