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

Steven Penny writes:
> 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.

The whole point of splitting off perl_base from perl was to eventually
make it available as a "Base" package so that it could be relied upon by
other parts of the system.  I don't remember why I didn't put it into
Base at the time, but maybe we should do that now?

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