kris at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 26 12:45:14 UTC 2008
Bruce Cran wrote:
> 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
> installation though.
It is still true that the change from 5.6 to 5.8 was very disruptive
because it broke lots of things in the ports tree.
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