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Old 07-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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What's the chance of running into a Linux setup which hasn' t got PERL installed?


Well, the title sorta says it all. How many distrobutions out there without PERL? I mean isn't there system scripts written in PERL?

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Old 07-15-2018, 05:39 PM   #2
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Most system scripts are written in a few different languages.

Perl, Python, and Awk.

Most distribution come with Perl and Python. Not sure about Awk and Tcl.
From some reading most distro's won't operate properly without Perl.

https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...-distributions

I think with Solaris bash is not the standard bourne shell so it may not come with Perl.
Don't take my word for it. Do some searching and see what you find.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...led-by-default
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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Apache's spamassassin is written in perl, for one.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:10 AM   #4
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I think with Solaris bash is not the standard bourne shell so it may not come with Perl.
Sane operating systems can be used without an installed bash. Pretty sure that even most Linux distros could do that.
There is the SchilliX bosh (an extended port of Solaris's Bourne shell) available ...
 
Old 07-16-2018, 06:21 AM   #5
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The use of the BASH shell and the presence of the PERL interpreter are not related. Any system can run using either one, both, or neither with some reconfiguration. Most systems will have some advanced script interpreter "out of the box" for efficiency and convenience, but some of the minimal systems do not. Example: systems that use the BUSYBOX shell to replace the shell and many of the standard GNU utilities with one executable to reduce footprint.

I have not searched for examples, but some research on DISTROWATCH might serve you well.

Question: why would it matter? Why are you seeking a perl-free environment?
 
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