Perl in 6.1

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jun 13 20:13:53 UTC 2006

forrie at writes:

> I've just installed a fresh 6.1 system and I noted perl wasn't included in
> the core build.  I also see it mentioned in the ObsoleteFiles area in
> /usr/src.
> Where is the announcement about perl being removed, etc.  What's the scoop.

It was in the release announcement when 5.0 was released.  Perl hasn't
been in the base system since 2003.

Just install it from the ports or packages, as the installation
program would have done for you if you had installed a port that
needed it.

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