Subject: Re: Alternatives system for pkgsrc
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>