bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Dec 26 02:50:01 UTC 2008
On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:47:21 -0700
Tim Judd <tajudd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jerry wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 04:06:46 -0800 (PST)
> > "Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum" <bg271828 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Its now just over a year since Perl 5.10.0 was relased, but its
> >> still not in FreeBSD. (/usr/ports/lang only has 5.8).
> on the contrary, when 5.8 was released, it took a long time to move
> to that. And when I asked that question on IRC (why 5.10 isn't
> currently used), it was described to me that the 5.6 to 5.8 "move"
> broke everything and caused lots of headache. World and Kernel used
> to (at least) use perl as a glue to make stuff works. I bet there's
> at least some 5.8 glue for world or kernel.
perl was removed from the base system back in 2002
so there can't be anything in the world or kernel build that depends on
it. It's one of the first things installed during an initial ports
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