[HEADS UP] perl symlinks in /usr/bin will be gone
Phil at Kernick.org
Sat Jan 29 15:22:44 PST 2005
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.
I have to vote no on this. This will fundamentally break a majority of
systems, for no well defined reason. The clean removal of a single symlink
does not justify the pain it will create.
If you want to do this in 6-CURRENT, then fine, but leave 5-STABLE alone.
Think of this as the equivalent of an ABI change we doesn't happen without
really good reason in STABLE. This is not a really good reason.
More information about the freebsd-ports