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Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?

Mark Murray
April 30, 2002 14:33
Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?
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> (I promise that this is my last message about this matter to this large a
> recipient list.  Who is the maintainer of the Perl package in FreeBSD?
> Anton Berezin, I think? CCed.)

Me -

> Though I disagree with the tone of Dan Kogai, I must agree on the
> technical grounds that leaving away standard modules and still calling
> it "Perl" is not quite right.
> I think both from the viewpoints of the Perl distribution *and* an OS
> distribution *IF* modules have to be left out for space-saving reasons
> the fair thing to do would be to make it clear to the users of the OS
> distribution that what they are getting is not the full Perl.  This
> will cut down the number of misunderstandings on both sides.

Fair enough.

> Firstly, both the outputs of perl -v and perl -V should be amended.
> For example:
>   $ perl -v
>   This is perl, v5.6.1 built for i686-freebsd

.... etc. I could do this.

> Secondly, as the above message indicates, there should be a full Perl
> installation available, using whatever packaging method is used by the
> OS distribution.

FreeBSD has the ports collection that has a full install of Perl 5.6.1.

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