[HEADS UP] perl symlinks in /usr/bin will be gone
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 30 04:51:15 PST 2005
On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Xander Damen wrote:
> Why would upgraded systems cause problems? I don't think the
> upgradesystem will delete any existing symlinks?
I don't know about other people, but I use incremental upgrades for only
minor releases on larger multi-user systems, generally. Because of the
level of effort and typical differences between releases, I want a "break
in" period in which I can check for incompatibilities, etc, before taking
the new system live. This means that there is no "upgrade", there's only
a "new install" -- the user data is migrated.
Robert N M Watson
> Lupe Christoph wrote:
> >On Saturday, 2005-01-29 at 21:24:25 +0100, Anton Berezin wrote:
> >>Unless I hear too many cries "don't do that" (with justification), ...
> >"don't do that", ever.
> >Eben postponing this to the time 6.0 comes out does not change it. Any
> >upgraded system will fail in interesting and mysterious ways.
> >I see no benefit in not having a /usr/bin/perl, and I see many problems
> >with it. Even when it does not affect my two insignificant ports, I'm
> >against it.
> >If you are still planning on going through with this, please take the
> >idea to the perl5-porters list first. perl5-porters at perl.org
> >My 2 Eurocents,
> >Lupe Christoph
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