Subject: Re: HEADS UP: Alternatives system added
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2005 16:45:48
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 07:28:23AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > When you decide to update any of these packages, pkg_alternatives should be
> > pulled in as a dependency and, after the installation, you should be able
> Does it have to be a dependency?
> Does pkg_alternatives now have to be installed to have nvi or vim
> installed?
> It seems like this should be optional. And that pkg_alternatives could be
> installed later and be useful.

Hmm, I hadn't thought about this possibility before... but you know what?
It's easily doable and sounds very interesting!

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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