perl and ports
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jan 24 19:53:21 PST 2005
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 04:47:41AM +0100, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:25:10 -0800, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:20:16PM -0600, Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
> > > On Monday 24 January 2005 06:54 pm, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 01:42:24AM +0100, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> > > > > Do we still need perl to make use of ports
> > > > >
> > > > > Just asking because it bugs me. I never use it and it just takes up
> > > > > space and it is a security risc :P I want it gone :)
> > > >
> > > > Only if you want to do certain things like 'make index', but not for
> > > > general use (this has been the case for years).
> > > >
> > > > Kris
> > >
> > > And if you want to install packages using the ports tree.
> > Eh?
> > > depend on installing packages only, ok. Of course, you have to wait for
> > > them to be built.
> > >
> > > I just ran pkg_info -R perl-5.8.5, too many to count by hand.
> > Well, yeah, but that's because you installed perl 5.8.5 or something
> > that depends on it. If you use 4.x most such ports will be happy with
> > the base system version of perl, and if you don't use 4.x then ports
> > that don't require perl won't install it.
> > Kris
> me getting confused :)
> Are there 2 perl thingies ? a base and a other one ? I would like to
> have no perl at all and be abel to do make install in the ports tree ?
Only in FreeBSD 4.x and older.
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