Perl in 6.1

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Tue Jun 13 20:26:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 04:05:03PM -0400, forrie at wrote:
> 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.

Perl was removed from 5-CURRENT back in 2002 and so has not been included in
any of the 5.x or 6.x releases.
You can find a note about it in the release notes for 5.0-RELEASE.

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Erik Trulsson
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