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

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Sun Jan 30 05:48:39 PST 2005

Holger Kipp <hk at alogis.com> writes:

> a) we had perl at /usr/bin/perl
>    => many scripts are using "#!/usr/bin/perl"
> b) we have a symlink now 
>    => many new scripts are using "#!/usr/bin/perl"
> c) many ISPs have even more users who assume "#!/usr/bin/perl" works.
>    => removing a symlink to create lots_of_trouble(tm) is not the
>       freebsd-ish way of live. this single symlink is needed.

The admin who wishes to have that symlink can place one himself. Why
burden the base system with it if it has no use for Perl?

Matthias Andree

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