>From the keyboard of M. Warner Losh: > My take on this. We should remove perl from the base, and > automatically install the port for most users in sysinstall, just like > we do with XFree86.
OK, fine and if then an option "FETCH_MAKE_AND_INSTALL_PERL_FROM_PORTS" is added to make.conf and made working so that make buildworld/installworld updates go transparenly without loosing perl (or any other component of the current base system, which will for shure be removed taking the perl removal as a precedent case) then i'm calmed down. In other words: this move from the base to the ports has to go unnoticed to the user for _all_ methods of installing and updating - IMHO otherwise FreeBSD will get real problems since perl (and what is currently in the base system - including gcc/gdb/etc and even sendmail :-) ) is considered an integral part of a base contemparary operating system by the user base (including sysadmins who are "only" _using_ FreeBSD). hellmuth -- Hellmuth Michaelis Tel +49 40 55 97 47-70 HCS Hanseatischer Computerservice GmbH Fax +49 40 55 97 47-77 Oldesloer Strasse 97-99 Mail hm [at] hcs.de D-22457 Hamburg WWW http://www.hcs.de To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message