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Re: texlive-collection-basic requires Perl to be removed

On 3/22/2018 10:10 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
This package contains this file:


which in turn calls:


which is a Perl script. I understand that "texlive-collection-basic" requires "perl_base", but if a user removed Perl first then uninstallation of texlive
would fail. Perhaps "update_tlpdb" could be rewritten as a shell script.

Failure of a preremove script doesn't cause uninstallation to fail.

In any case, update_tlpdb is the tip of the iceberg. The preremove script also calls (indirectly) the Perl scripts /usr/share/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/updmap.pl and /usr/share/texmf-dist/scripts/texlive/fmtutil.pl.


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