Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> On Mon May 13, 2002 at 02:02:28PM -0600, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> > There is one problem with the /usr/bin/perl redirector: it can
> > cause autoconfiguration scripts to mistakenly think perl is
> > installed on the system (they find the /usr/bin/perl wrapper) when
> > it isn't (there is no perl-from-ports backing the redirector).
> An auto-configuration script which merely checks for the existance
> of a file rather than actually testing it's the file it needs is a
> bit silly and probably deserves the breakage.

FWIW: All the ones I have lying around that care about perl try to
get the version by running it.

-- Terry

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