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

Oliver Lehmann lehmann at ans-netz.de
Sun Jan 30 03:33:39 PST 2005

Lupe Christoph wrote:

> On Sunday, 2005-01-30 at 11:14:52 +0100, Xander Damen wrote:
> > Why would upgraded systems cause problems? I don't think the 
> > upgradesystem will delete any existing symlinks?
> 1) You upgrade to 6.x
>    The symlink stays
> 2) You upgrade the perl port:
> 2a) The port is deinstalled. The symlink will probably be removed since
>     this is 6.x.
> 2b) The new version of the port is installed, without /usr/bin/perl.
> I admit that 2a is not necessarily true, but I'm paranoid. It would mean
> that the symlink is *outside* pkg-plist on 5.x, causing the "dangling
> symlink problem".

the funny thing is, when the symlink won't go away during uninstall, and
you setup a freshly new 6 system, you have 2 different systems. one will
run your perl scripts, and one doesn't ;)

 Oliver Lehmann

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