Perl 5.20 breaks /usr/bin/perl
mat at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 15 20:38:25 UTC 2015
+--On 15 août 2015 22:25:47 +0200 Xavier <xavier at groumpf.org> wrote:
| On 15/08/15 20:59, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
|> +--On 15 août 2015 21:51:36 +0200 Xavier <xavier at groumpf.org> wrote:
|> | Hi,
|> | Wondering why nobody does report it yet.
|> | I noticed a couple weeks ago, an confirmed today on another computer,
|> | that :
|> | portupgrade -o lang/perl5.20 lang/perl5.18
|> | removes the symlink in /usr/bin, and doesn't recreate it, thus broking
|> | all perl scripts and programs.
|> Yes, it does not create a /usr/bin/perl symlink, starting with Perl 5.20.
|> If you still need one, and are not using some common shebang, like
|> /usr/local/bin/perl, which still works, or /usr/bin/env perl, which also
|> still works, create one yourself.
|> Cordialement, :-)
| IMHO, the port should at least emit a warning, since almost every Perl
| program I'm aware of (including those I wrote for 20 years, since
| MacPerl) use shebang /usr/bin/perl. I even remember it's mentioned in the
| Camel Book.
It was mentionned in UPDATING, in the 20150513 entry, the one explaining
how you upgrade from 5.18 to 5.20 :-)
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