It would be useful to split out the lm_sensor libs into a -libs subpackage that would allow packages that use the lm_sensors libraries to install just the -libs so that it doesn't pull in extra dependencies like perl
libsensors is useless with having sensors configured which requires sensors-detect. Having a system without perl is as good as impossible anyways, so splitting it up to not Require perl does not make much sense either.
Closing as not a bug.
Feel free to re-open if you think you've got strong (new) arguments to do the split anyways.
I don't believe attacking my idea of having a system without perl is the best way to deal with this. I believe it should be autoconfigured by hal/dbus and all that group of stuff anyway without requiring a user to run some detection script. One reason to do this would be to allow the installation of net-snmp-utils which in turn requires net-snmp-libs which requires the above mentioned libraries but the net-snmp-utils are useful on their own with out all the other stuff installed because they can be used for snmpwalks of remote systems.
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> I don't believe attacking my idea of having a system without perl is the best
> way to deal with this.
I'm not attacking your idea, I'm just saying it isn't a very practical idea ATM. If you really want to pursue this, please do. And when you've tackled the much bigger fish in getting a perl free system I'll gladly revisit this.
> I believe it should be autoconfigured by hal/dbus and
> all that group of stuff anyway without requiring a user to run some detection
Unfortunately, due to the way it is implemented in hardware, hw monitoring cannot be simply autodetected and configured from something like udev.