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

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Jan 30 03:37:27 PST 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, 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. 

I have *never* assumed that Perl was in /usr/bin, so for me the POLA
simply doesn't apply.

In fact, the POLA would seem to say that you don't put a 3rd-party
product into a system area.

-- Dave, who was taught by JohnL

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