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

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Sat Jan 29 13:27:12 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 04:19:21PM -0500, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 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.

True, but how many 3rd party scripts are well-behaved?  A minority is
my guess.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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