Subject: Re: Alternatives system for pkgsrc
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/20/2005 11:12:20
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> > I only see a solution to this, which is to use wrappers instead of
> > links.  This way, the wrapper might check if the expected program
> > is available, and fall back to another one in case it's not.
> > Dunno if it's worth the effort.
> Let me add one more thing: wrappers won't work, because the alternatives
> are not only about binaries.  They are also used to handle manual pages,
> for example, hence the wrappers are useless.

Oy.  And I just wrote out a great proposal regarding wrappers.  <sigh>

Well, the hierarchical class names part of my prior mail still stands.  :)

-- Todd Vierling <> <>