Re: Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy
> there were around 2,000 scripts in Debian that were using the /usr/bin/env
> perl form.
That was a number I somehow expected. It is decades old practice to use
> Any feelings about where we should go from here?
> I do feel like allowing either based on the whim of the packager is just
> kind of bad. It produces inconsistent behavior to no real benefit for
I do feel that is is the correct way.
> anyone. If you install a Perl earlier in your PATH, you get totally
> unpredictable behavior, and everyone will be unhappy half the time.
Well, but this is what you have asked for when you installed a Perl
earlier in your PATH. It is up to you.
I strongly support that the env perl form is acceptable.
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