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Re: [newbie] replacing applications in the Base set?

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:02:08 -0400
"Martin S. Weber" <> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 06:12:43PM +0200, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> > (...)
> > Short:
> > - How does one replace applications pre-installed in the Base set?
> Maybe pkgtools/pkg_alternatives is your friend. Maybe. What it does is
> generate wrappers that point to either different commands in pkgsrc
> or ones in pkgsrc instead of base. That won't help with your sshd
> afaict but with cmdline tools like, e.g., vi, ksh, etc.
> But if you don't pay attention, your vi(1) suddenly becomes a vim
> which is why I deeeeeeeeeeeeply hate this package. Anyways, try it..
On my -current machines, where I frequently update the system, my
install script does a 'chmod 0' to everything lpr-related, since I use
cups.  It's just easier that way...

                --Steve Bellovin,

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