On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 05:31:49PM +0200, Sheldon Hearn wrote:
> On Thu, 09 May 2002 08:24:57 MST, Joseph Scott wrote:
> >     This may sound like an extremely silly little idea, but is there
> > any reason why we can't just replace /usr/bin/perl with a shell script
> > that prints out something like :
> > 
> > Perl is no longer comes with the base install of FreeBSD, please install
> > it from your ports collection, in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.
> We don't want the port to overwrite a script that exists in userland,
> and we don't want installworld blowing away (or, even worse, following)
> the port's symlink.
> Symlink or redirector, but please not this. :-)

Shouldn't ports *not* touch anything outside of ${PREFIX}?  I, for
one, can't stand when ports do that (except /etc/shells -- that's

Seems that neither symlink nor redirector is neccesary; portable
perl shebangs use #!/usr/bin/env perl to search $PATH for it, and
if the local sysadmin wants they can make a symlink.

Jordan DeLong

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