Subject: Re: HEADS UP: Alternatives system added
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Louis Guillaume <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2005 14:34:39
Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 05:12:26PM +0100, Martin S. Weber wrote:
>>On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 04:41:20PM +0100, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>>>But anyway it's already done.  Just set PKG_ALTERNATIVES=NO in your
>>>environment and/or mk.conf.
>>Thank you!
> Forget about this variable.  I'm about to commit a better way to handle 
> this situation, i.e., no alternatives until you explicitly install the
> pkg_alternatives package.
> Cheers,

Wouldn't this be a good place to use something like...

  PKG_OPTIONS.vim += pkg_alternatives

... rather than making an "all-or-none" use of pkg_alternatives? Perhaps 
I want it for "vi" but not for something else.