[HEADS UP] perl symlinks in /usr/bin will be gone
chrcoluk at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 22:18:51 PST 2005
Changing this so it affects 5-STABLE is suicide it will annoy a lot of
user's and draw people away from FreeBSD to other platforms, I dont
see any benefit from doing this the symlinks have caused me no ill
On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 22:51:37 -0700, Scott Long <scottl at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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.
> > 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.
> > Please respect Reply-To.
> > Thank you,
> > \Anton.
> I'm fine with this plan for 6-CURRENT. For 5-STABLE, it's a major
> user-visible change, and that is something that we promised to avoid
> with stable branches.
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