Sun, 4 Feb 2024

4:42 PM - perl removed from base

We're in the process of migrating to perl in mports from base.  Perl went into midnightbsd many years ago (around 0.4 i think) 

There are a few reasons for the change but here are a few:

  • Difficulty in updating 

  • Delays between releases

  • Security fixes are easier

  • Less software requires Perl now than when we made the decision

The biggest downsides are with mports as a lot of it still uses Perl.  We're working on that.