> Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 19:13:58 +0200 > From: David DEMELIER <demelier.da...@gmail.com> > Sender: owner-freebsd-curr...@freebsd.org > > 2010/9/14 Marian Hettwer <m...@kernel32.de>: > > On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:11:28 +0200, David DEMELIER > > <demelier.da...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> 2010/9/13 Gordon Tetlow <gor...@tetlows.org>: > >>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:53 PM, David DEMELIER > >>> <demelier.da...@gmail.com> > >>> wrote: > >>>> > >>>> Perl is a great example, I don't really understand why it's in the > >>>> base, then the port need to rewrite the links into the base hierarchy > >>>> and I think this is bad. > >>> > >>> Perl is not in the base system anymore. It's in the ports system. > >>> Gordon > >> > >> Oh sorry I didn't saw that ! (I'm not following -current yet). Perfect ! > > > > Uh. Perl was moved to ports somewhere in 2002 or 2003, IIRC. > > Nothing to do with following -current ;-) > > > > ./Marian > > > > Oh then I'm confused, why the ports still rewrite links in /usr/bin then ?
This was a way to avoid breaking the huge number of perl scripts that had: #!/usr/bin/perl as the first line. If perl simply moved to /usr/local/bin, this would have broken a LOT of stuff people were doing, so it was decided to put a link in /usr/bin. The port now has an option to control this, but it is still there by default: USE_PERL "Rewritelinks in /usr/bin" on -- R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) E-mail: ober...@es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634 Key fingerprint:059B 2DDF 031C 9BA3 14A4 EADA 927D EBB3 987B 3751 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"