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[LFS 7.3] Some questions on rationale behind some toolchain packages

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi! First of all, please be kind enough to bear up with my somewhat-newbie type of curiousity. I was wondering about the rationale behind why some certain packages are included in the toolchain. This is my second LFS build and a total new set of questions are cropping up. 1. The first question is related to Perl. Why exactly is it installed in the toolchain? Autoconf is the only package with perl as a dependency(according to LFS 7.3) so why is it necessary for the toolchain? 2. What role does ncurses play in bash? Why is it essentially a component of the toolchain? 3. Are the testing pac (HowTos)