Subject: Re: pkg_alternatives as a dependency, again
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
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 <> <>