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

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Sat Jan 29 14:47:08 PST 2005

On 2005-01-29 at 21:24:25 Anton Berezin wrote:

> 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.

What purpose does this serve?  To keep the base system clean?  I'm not
convinced that having just a few (2?) symlinks in /usr/bin will
"pollute" the base system, but it does save having to modify
potentially thousands of scripts.  Isn't the latter *much* more
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