Should /usr/bin/perl be a link to /usr/local/bin/perl ?

Oliver Heesakkers FreeBSD at
Mon Oct 21 17:30:35 UTC 2013

Op ma 21 okt 2013 09:47:29 schreef Yuri:
> I found that many ports specify /usr/bin/perl as an interpreter. This
> comes from Linux. Examples: valgrind-snapshot, windowmaker, enscript-a4,
> a2ps, svgalib
> /usr/bin/perl isn't installed by perl port.
> There are several solutions, in the order of increasing complexity of
> solution:
> 1. Install the link /usr/bin/perl (hackish, but it will fix many broken
> ports in one shot)
> 2. Make a package scripts check for interpreter and break the install of
> offending packages
> 3. Fix all offending packages
> Which solution should be preferred in your opinion?

3b. Teach upstream to write:

#!/usr/bin/env perl

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