Why does waf configure require perl?

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Feb 22 05:48:15 UTC 2016

verm at darkbeer.org said:
> Eventually I want to add tests for the perl scripts and library.  We need
> perl for that. 

Sounds good.  I assume wa will skip those tests if it can't find perl.

There is another test opportunity.  If built with --enable-saveconfig, 
ntpd/check-config.sh will sanity check the parser.  It's probably worth 
making one of the buildbot systems run it.

> awk is no longer needed.

It's used by some of the utility scripts.  sh too.

I added a comment and added mandatory=False to all 3 of them.

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