perl and ports

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Jan 25 15:46:08 PST 2005

--On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 12:35:32 AM +0100 Gert Cuykens 
<gert.cuykens at> wrote:

> 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.)

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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