Perl symlinks question

Eitan Adler lists at
Mon Jan 9 19:43:31 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Ruslan Mahmatkhanov <cvs-src at> wrote:
> Eitan Adler wrote on 09.01.2012 23:32:
>> 2012/1/9 Chris Rees<crees at>:
>>> 1. Fix devel/automake too (by replacing /usr/bin/perl with ${PERL})
>>>> 2. Create symlinks unconditionally in perl port and drop USE_PERL option
>> /usr/bin is in LOCALBASE which may be read only.
> Ok, but if so most part of ports tree will not build on such systems,
> because automake tools (aclocal in particular) calling /usr/bin/perl.

The option should remain on by default due to the majority use case,
but elimination the option is a bad idea. Users should not have to
hack ports to use a readonly LOCALBASE.

Eitan Adler

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