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marcus (4582)

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Sunday July 04, 2004
11:14 AM

Perl Popularity

[ #19678 ]

I just had a look into Debians Popularity Contest (popcon.debian.org) and it seems that Perl is one of the most popular packages:

#rank name inst vote old recent no-files (maintainer)
1 base-files 5672 5358 81 233 0 (Santiago Vila)
2 debianutils 5672 5283 48 341 0 (Clint Adams)
3 dpkg 5672 5345 45 282 0 (Dpkg Development)
4 findutils 5672 5310 240 122 0 (Andreas Metzler)
5 grep 5672 5370 219 83 0 (Ryan M. Golbeck)
6 gzip 5672 5349 138 184 1 (Bdale Garbee)
7 perl-base 5672 5323 44 305 0 (Brendan O'dea)
8 tar 5672 4908 595 169 0 (Bdale Garbee)
9 util-linux 5672 4667 447 558 0 (Lamont Jones)

The number 5672 means installations and these are all top 9 packages with the highest installation number. Before people install anything else, they have a Perl !

(The first Kernel Image on that list is at rank 1996)

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  • It very probably has something to do with debconf, which depends on Perl :)

    base-config in turn depends on debconf, making Perl a requirement for doing anything useful with Debian.