[HEADS UP] perl symlinks in /usr/bin will be gone

Anton Berezin tobez at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 29 12:24:28 PST 2005

Unless I hear too many cries "don't do that" (with justification), I
plan to not create any perl symlinks in /usr/bin in the forthcoming
upgrade of both lang/perl5.8 (to 5.8.6) and lang/perl5 (to 5.6.2).  This
will ONLY be true for FreeBSD 5.X and FreeBSD CURRENT;  the existing
pollution of /usr/bin will still be performed for older versions of
FreeBSD, if requested via use.perl script.

In practical terms this will mean a one-time sweep of your scripts in
order to convert them, in a typical case, from #! /usr/bin/perl to
#! /usr/local/bin/perl.

CORRECT perl-dependant ports should not be affected.

In order to keep pkg-install simple, no old symlink chasing and removal
will be done, although the detailed instructions will be posted in
ports/UPDATING and in pkg-message for the ports.

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Thank you,

The moronity of the universe is a monotonically increasing function. --
Jarkko Hietaniemi

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