Perl symlinks question

Oliver Heesakkers freebsd at
Mon Jan 9 23:46:57 UTC 2012

Op ma 09 jan 2012 22:49:33 schreef Ruslan Mahmatkhanov:
> Hi.
> There is PR:
> It tries to fix port building when user built it's perl installation
> with USE_PERL option (creating symlinks in /usr/bin) set to off (not the
> default). Patch in PR just replaces static shebang with ${PERL} variable
> from Mk/ But it doesn't actually fix the build, because
> consequent call of aclocal-1.11 will fail since it's shebang set to
> '/usr/bin/perl' too.
> The question is how to properly handle this PR:
> 1. Fix devel/automake too (by replacing /usr/bin/perl with ${PERL})
> 2. Create symlinks unconditionally in perl port and drop USE_PERL option
> 3. Close PR as invalid since the build fails because of user
>     intervention (changing the value of default option)

4. Teach upstream (and maybe maintainers) to use /usr/bin/env as they should 

(this goes for multimedia/ffmpeg or rather included in that build, 

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