Binary package “perl-base” in ubuntu intrepid

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 A scripting language with delusions of full language-hood, Perl is used
 in many system scripts and utilities.
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 This is a stripped down Perl with only essential libraries. To make
 full use of Perl, you'll want to install the `perl', `perl-modules' and
 optionally `perl-doc' packages which supplement this one.