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From: <rob <at> landley.net>
Subject: [PATCH 0/3] build 3.7 kernel without perl
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Tuesday 18th December 2012 01:12:41 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Before 2.6.25 building Linux never required perl. This patch series removes
the requirement from basic kernel builds (tested on i686, x86_64, arm,
mips,
powerpc, sparc, sh4, and m68k). Now updated to 3.7, with the UAPI stuff.

Earlier versions of these patches were posted to the mailing list once or
twice:

http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1201.2/02849.html
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0912.1/00093.htm
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0909.2/01661.html
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0901.0/00772.html
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0901.0/00148.html
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0802.1/4393.html

They've also been posted individually rather than as a series:
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1101.2/00650.html
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1101.2/00115.html

Mentioned during related perl removal patches from other people:
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0910.0/02145.html

And so on. The most up to date version of these patches is always available
at
http://landley.net/hg/aboriginal
in the sources/patches directory.
Specifically, check:

http://landley.net/hg/aboriginal/log/tip/sources/patches/linux-noperl-capflags.patch
http://landley.net/hg/aboriginal/log/tip/sources/patches/linux-noperl-headers.patch
http://landley.net/hg/aboriginal/log/tip/sources/patches/linux-noperl-timeconst.patch

(Earlier versions had the kernel version number in the filename, so you'll
have
to dig in the repository a bit to find them if you want the version for an
older kernel.)

Mostly people just copy the patches into their local projects (ala
https://github.com/rofl0r/sabotage/tree/master/KEEP
) but I'm reposting
them to linux-kernel after Gentoo considered using these patches, but
didn't 
because they weren't upstream:
  https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421483
 
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