Subject: Re: Alternatives system for pkgsrc
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/20/2005 09:59:24
> 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.
A wrapper for a manpage could use the ROFF ".so" request macro.
I don't know if it works everywhere, but I think it might, like:
Here's an example from a Mac OS X box:
$ cat /usr/share/man/man3/snmp_open.3
Jeremy C. Reed
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