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

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Jan 30 12:17:50 PST 2005

On Sun, Jan 30, 2005 at 02:47:08PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> writes:
> > In other words, it's an impossible dream to hope that all scripts will
> > conform to this or any of the other possible choices (remember the
> > perl motto).  Even making everything perl in the ports collection use
> > a uniform style is probably an infeasible task (recall 840 ports use
> > /usr/bin/perl, and that's not counting the others that use another
> > hardcoded variant of /usr/local/bin/perl).
> Well, broken ports are marked broken and removed after some months.
> How would broken Perl ports justify special treatment?

As I mention above, it's a rule that would be impossible to enforce on
third party scripts, so it would be wasted effort to try.

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