Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote: > > (I promise that this is my last message about this matter to this large a > recipient list. Who is the maintainer of the Perl package in FreeBSD? > Anton Berezin, I think? [EMAIL PROTECTED] CCed.) > > Though I disagree with the tone of Dan Kogai, I must agree on the > technical grounds that leaving away standard modules and still calling > it "Perl" is not quite right. > > I think both from the viewpoints of the Perl distribution *and* an OS > distribution *IF* modules have to be left out for space-saving reasons > the fair thing to do would be to make it clear to the users of the OS > distribution that what they are getting is not the full Perl. This > will cut down the number of misunderstandings on both sides. > > Firstly, both the outputs of perl -v and perl -V should be amended. > For example: > > $ perl -v > > This is perl, v5.6.1 built for i686-freebsd > > THIS INSTALLATION HAS BEEN MODIFIED FOR FREEBSD. NOT ALL STANDARD > MODULES ARE INCLUDED. The missing modules are: ... > To get the full standard installation, install ... > > Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall > > Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the > GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit. > > Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on > this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the > Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page. > > Secondly, as the above message indicates, there should be a full Perl > installation available, using whatever packaging method is used by the > OS distribution.
Folks, please put the fscking modules back - the gain from their removal isn't worth all fuzz and FUD that such removal generated. Just UAH0.02 from bystander. -Maxim To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message