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SubjectRe: Will 2.6 require Python for any configuration ? (CML2)
Hello Denis Perchine,

Once you wrote about "Re: Will 2.6 require Python for any configuration ? (CML2)":
DP> On Friday 24 August 2001 02:41, Tom Rini wrote:
DP> > On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 09:26:33PM +0200, Jes Sorensen wrote:
DP> > > >>>>> "Tom" == Tom Rini <> writes:
DP> > You've said this before. :) Just how small of an 'embedded' system are
DP> > you talking about? I know of people who do compile a kernel now and
DP> > again on a 'small' system, for fun. On a larger (cPCI) system, I
DP> > don't see your point. If you can somehow transport the 21mb[1] bzip2
DP> > kernel source to your system, you can transport python. If you're
DP> > porting to a brand new arch, there's still good tests before you
DP> > have shlib support (You've mentioned that before too I think).
DP> There is another point why having Python installed is a problem. Usually when
DP> you install a server you remove everything from it because of space, and
DP> security reasons. The main security concern is the less is installed the
DP> better security is. I always remove python from any servers I have. As I
DP> remove guile, forth, and other useless (in terms of server) languages. Now
DP> you tell me that I should have this bloat installed just to configure my
DP> kernel. Do not you think that it is too much? Current kernel does not require
DP> anything like this.

Why should you have gcc and make on the server then? Compile you kernel
on another machine and then just install it on your servers. This way
you will not only save space and improve security, but also gain some
time, which is always good.

Best regards,
Leonid Mamtchenkov
Red Hat Certified Linux Engineer (RHCE)
System Administrator
Francoudi & Stephanou Ltd

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