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

Kirill Ponomarew krion at voodoo.oberon.net
Sun Jan 30 02:53:30 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 11:47:32AM +0100, Holger Kipp wrote:
> > 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.
> It violates POLA on 5-STABLE, and it will violate POLA on 6-CURRENT,
> especially as most perl programmers assume /usr/bin/perl to be the
> correct path. 

If it's linux tradition to put perl in this path, perl programmers
should assume another path on FreeBSD, so it isn't an argument for
the proposed change.

> We had enough good arguments against this change already, so imho
> the correct thing to do is do just what Kris asked for: remove the
> _dangling_ symlinks.


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