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

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Sat Jan 29 13:19:26 PST 2005

Oliver Lehmann wrote:
> Anton Berezin wrote:
>> 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.
> Wouldn't that break most of the 3rd party scripts out in the world?

Well-behaved 3rd party scripts ought to start Perl via:

#! /usr/bin/env perl

...so long as /usr/local/bin is in the $PATH, they should still work fine.


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