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

Erik Trulsson Erik.Trulsson.1013 at
Tue Oct 22 09:25:56 UTC 2013

Quoting Yuri <yuri at>:

> I found that many ports specify /usr/bin/perl as an interpreter.  
> This comes from Linux. Examples: valgrind-snapshot, windowmaker,  
> enscript-a4, a2ps, svgalib

Just for the record, it does not come from Linux.
Specifying /usr/bin/perl as the interpreter is a Perl convention which  
was established before Linux (or FreeBSD for that matter) even existed.

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