perl and ports

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Jan 25 16:41:45 PST 2005

> > > For me freebsd is build as a base that
> > > can handle everything designed for it. If application need something
> > > to help it build, it should belong to the base and not to a external
> > > perl tool.
> > >
> > Then it wouldn't hurt for you to know that perl *is* part of the base of
> > FreeBSD.  There is *also* a port for it, but it is not necessary to install
> > the port.  (I believe this changes in the 5.x series, but I'm not positive
> > about that.)
> If it is part of the base meaning when its located in the /usr/src/
> then i am happy :)

No, part of the base means it is installed with the OS without
having to install it later from ports.

Also, I believe it is correct that it has been removed from base
in (unless they put it back for some reason).


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