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Randy Fishel randyf at SIBERNET.COM
Sat Oct 22 04:49:16 IST 2005

On Fri, 21 Oct 2005, randyf at wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>> On Sun, 2005-10-16 at 11:20 +0100, Julian Field wrote:
>>> By default, MailScanner will always use /usr/bin/perl. But anything that
>>> looks for perl in your path may well pick up /dcs/bin/perl. Having these
>>> 2 different is very dangerous and the cause of a whole host of problems.
>>> Consider replacing /usr/bin/perl with a link to /dcs/bin/perl. And who
>>> put perl in /bin? It doesn't belong there.
>> Hi Julian.
>> Thanks for your comments.
>> I'm reluctant to replace /usr/bin/perl with a symlink to /dcs/bin/perl,
>> because /usr/bin/perl is the Sun version, and I'm concerned that there
>> might be a perl script that ships with the OS that isn't compatibile
>> with /dcs/bin/perl.
>  If you looked closely at /usr/bin/perl, you would find it is a symlink 
> already.  It is perfectly acceptable on a Solaris system to replace this 
> symlink with another (/dcs/bin/perl, /usr/local/bin/perl, etc.).

   One of the things that I neglected to mention in this email, but should 
be important to you, is that perl scripts that ship with the OS will look 
for perl in /usr/perl5/bin/perl, so it is perfectly acceptable to replace 
the /usr/bin/perl symlink with whatever you choose (it is even anticipated 
that users will do this, so any link changes are preserved on upgrades).


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