Subject: Re: pkg_alternatives as a dependency, again
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2005 09:59:56
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> The whole idea of trying to give a common name to some alternative
> package with a scheme like pkg_alternatives is totally bogus from the
> get go.
Maybe to you, but not to a lot of users. It helps system maintenance tasks
that otherwise would require...
> login shell features or similar.
...something which is nice to automate. I was skeptical at first, too, but
after deploying it on a few heterogeneous systems myself, I'm hooked.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>