On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 12:26:01PM +0100, RW wrote: > On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 22:05:50 -0600 > Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 11:41:13PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote: > > > > > > Chad Perrin writes: > > > > > > > Isn't Perl part of the base system these days? > > > > > > Perl has not been part of the base system for several years > > > and was deprecated for some time before that. > > > > Is it part of the default install without being part of the base > > system, then? I don't recall needing to install it after system > > install on this laptop (using FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE). > > A huge number of ports and packages have it as a dependency.
Yes, of course -- there's a great deal of Perl-based software on various unices that is written in Perl. I seem to recall having Perl available before I had most of my usual software installed on this system, however. In retrospect, though, I think something associated with Portupgrade uses Perl -- and I would have had that installed by the time I recall having Perl available -- so that's probably the "culprit" in this case. -- CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ] print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2); _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"