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Date:      22 Jul 1999 11:31:36 -0400
From:      Matt Curtin <>
To:        "William Shaffer" <>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Where PERL
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: "William Shaffer"'s message of "Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:56:03 -1000"
References:  <000001bed428$68f0bb60$>

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>>>>> On Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:56:03 -1000,
    "William Shaffer" <> said:

William> Hi I'm looking for PERL to install on my FreeBSD 3.1
William> system. Can you point me to the file? I don't see a link
William> labeled "PERL"!

Login to your FreeBSD system.  Since you installed the ports
collection, it's this easy:

 cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5
 make install clean

If you didn't install the ports collection, you're a naughty boy.  Go
install the ports collection.

Then you'll find that /usr/local/bin/perl is in place and when you
type perl -v, you'll get some sort of useful message like

 This is perl, version 5..q45123050238501497501958 ...

Hope that helps.

Matt Curtin

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