Subject: Re: Recurrent stupid user problem; what am I doing wrong?
To: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/13/1995 16:59:10
I was about to report "cpp dies if stdin is a terminal" when I remembered
that, last time I reported it, my /usr/bin/cpp was a 44 character
shell script that just ran cat. Sure enough.
It looks very much like the shell script "cppstdin" distributed with perl.
Does anyone know that perl is installing a cpp over /usr/bin/cpp under
any likely circumstances? I last saw this right after installing perl,
and I see it now just after installing a new perl.
perl installs the cppstdin in $prefix/bin, but i'm certain it
doesn't put anything in /usr/bin/cpp. i've run perl's install
so many times i would have noticed it...