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Re: texlive-collection-basic requires Perl to be removed




If you tested it in a VM, then you would have seen that Perl is in the base. I administer dozens of OpenBSD machines for $work. Are you seriously questioning my intelligence to that degree. or are you just that obstinate?

I will admit, that it looks as if you were correct in regards to FreeBSD (I haven't used it in production for years) this is why I said "I do believe it is also in the base system of FreeBSD" and did not present it as fact, I merely offered speculation vis a vis FreeBSD. Regardless, you are patently incorrect in regards to OpenBSD. I have done over 100 installs/upgrades of OpenBSD in the past several months and can confirm, that every time I have installed OpenBSD, Perl has been in the base system.

How do I know this? I run some custom in house Perl programs/scripts that I wrote myself and deploy them on nearly every machine I run. The Perl scripts run from a default install and they do not invoke pkg_add as I am a zealot who likes to run only the base system where possible.

I don't understand why you are refuting my statement so vehemently... this is easy to fact check. Go spin up an OBSD VM and try running a basic perl script on a text file. You will see it works.

Also, by install file sets, I also meant install media, don't be pedantic. Go do some research/testing before you reply again.

Thanks for the "illumination",

Jordan Geoghegan


On 03/24/18 11:17, Steven Penny wrote:
On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:07:10, Jordan Geoghegan wrote:
I am writing this from an OpenBSD machine. I can indeed confirm that Perl is in the base sytem.

thanks for the email. however i think we may have a pot-kettle situation here, so allow me to illuminate you. just because you are on an OpenBSD machine, and you have Perl, doesnt mean that Perl is in the base system. You could have installed OpenBSD long ago, which didnt have Perl in Base, then installed Perl at some point, giving you the illusion that Perl is in the Base system. The only way to know for sure, would be to do a clean OS install, or to load a live version in a virtual machine, as I did. Since you didnt specify, I have to
assume you did neither.

Those pages you reference don't show every program in the base system

Right.

they merely show the install file sets.

Wrong. The FreeBSD page contains virtual hard disk files (.vhd), and the OpenBSD
page contains virtual optical disk files (.iso).

You obviously have little experience with *BSD, please don't trumpet misinformation if you don't know what you're talking about.

I would say the same to you. good day.


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