Subject: Re: HEADS UP: Alternatives system added
To: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 01/25/2005 16:41:20
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 04:27:14PM +0100, Juan RP wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 16:23:22 +0100
> "Julio M. Merino Vidal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You have to choices:
> > 1) Make your path use /usr/bin before /usr/pkg/bin.
> > 2) Adjust the vi wrapper to run /usr/bin/vi:
> > pkg_alternatives -w manual /usr/pkg/bin/vi /usr/bin/vi
> > after that, no package will modify your setting.
> > Oh well... I can add a variable that affects the _registering_ of
> > alternatives at install/deinstall time. That should be enough for
> > anyone that doesn't want to use this system at all.
> Much better... because I don't want to modify my PATH for this...
> and probably I won't use the alternatives stuff.
You won't generally notice that the alternatives are there; it's not
something you have to "use".
But anyway it's already done. Just set PKG_ALTERNATIVES=NO in your
environment and/or mk.conf.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
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