Subject: Re: pkg_alternatives as a dependency, again
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/10/2005 20:16:31
What if i really want to have two packages installed, which you think
should use pkg_alternatives?

And for you example:
  only pico is installed then nana will be installed afterwards. 
  now, pico will point to nana, right?
  thats not what everyone wants.
I could construct the same thing for elm and mutt, where one would
really like to use elm even if mutt is also installed and elm is an

Mailed to the list, because you use


On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 10:56:40AM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> Will whomever objected to pkg_alternatives as a dependency of
> alternatives-aware packages please contact me offlist?  I want to know what
> the objections are.