Subject: Re: UUCP removal from OpenBSD
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2001 14:17:08
On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: On first thought, it seems like perl in the base tree would be less
: trouble to maintain than perl in pkgsrc. You could simply update it in
: place, and only fix the broken modules, rather than being required to
: rebuild every single package that depends on perl.

This is a failure of our pkg_* tools, not perl.  Perl itself has a
relatively good degree of backwards binary compatibility with modules (even
to 5.000, if you enable a particular option at Perl config time).

Perl in basesrc would have many other headaches for maintenance that we
really don't want, just the least of which is that it's not cross-build

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