[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Mon Dec 3 15:18:14 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 05:33:09PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> Carl Johan Gustavsson wrote:
> > Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> >> perl (what is the difference between the 5.8.8 in the base system
> >> and the one in ports?!?!?!?)
> >>
> > The base system does not contain Perl.
> Then why is it compiled by buildworld?

It isn't - not unless you are running FreeBSD 4.x or older (and then it
would have been Perl version 5.005_03.) 

Perl was removed from the base system (in what was then 5-CURRENT) back in
2002 and has certainly not been added back again.

Perl 5.8.8 has never been part of the base system, nor compiled by

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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