The worst error message in history belongs to... BIND9!
perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Jul 4 18:48:30 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 12:26:01PM +0100, RW wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 22:05:50 -0600
> Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 11:41:13PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> > >
> > > Chad Perrin writes:
> > >
> > > > Isn't Perl part of the base system these days?
> > >
> > > Perl has not been part of the base system for several years
> > > and was deprecated for some time before that.
> > Is it part of the default install without being part of the base
> > system, then? I don't recall needing to install it after system
> > install on this laptop (using FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE).
> A huge number of ports and packages have it as a dependency.
Yes, of course -- there's a great deal of Perl-based software on various
unices that is written in Perl. I seem to recall having Perl available
before I had most of my usual software installed on this system, however.
In retrospect, though, I think something associated with Portupgrade uses
Perl -- and I would have had that installed by the time I recall having
Perl available -- so that's probably the "culprit" in this case.
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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