Subject: Re: HEADS UP: Alternatives system added
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 01/25/2005 16:20:37
For those who like to type short names maybe install an
alternative link 'pkg_alt' :)
PS: Good stuff :)
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Hi all,
> as we have been discussing during the last days, I've added the alternatives
> framework to pkgsrc and converted nvi and vim* to use it.
> 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
> to run the installed package using the common 'vi', 'ex' and 'view' names.
> Here are some commands to play with, assuming you have both vim and nvi
> pkg_alternatives list # List all available packages with alternatives
> pkg_alternatives status nvi # Show status of all wrappers associated to nvi
> pkg_alternatives manual nvi # Select nvi as a default
> pkg_alternatives auto nvi # Forget changes made by the previous command
> You can run the above either as root or as a regular user (their effect will
> be slightly different). Add the -s switch if the output looks too verbose.
> The next step is to convert all the Java JRE/JDK packages to use it as well
> as the python* interpreters. After that, java-wrapper and the python package
> (the one that installs a symlink) will disappear from earth.
> [ I already have done this locally, but I'd rather wait a bit to commit
> this, at least until I've recovered my system from a little "disaster". ]
> Have fun!
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