Subject: Re: pkg_alternatives as a dependency, again
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?C=E9sar_Catri=E1n?= C. <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/12/2005 10:45:08
On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 10:35:43 +0100
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-02-12 at 00:09 -0300, C=C3=A9sar Catri=C3=A1n C. wrote:
> > On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:33:48 -0800 (PST)
> > "Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:
> > > As it is now, it is optional.
> > As optional, it would be nice if it could save its ALTERNATIVES records=
 in their=20
> > own package/directory/config-file.
> And this is what it already does.

Hmm. I did not explain myself sufficiently well. In fact I wanted to talk a=
the directory pkgtools/pkg_alternatives. Can the ALTERNATIVES files and stu=
ff be=20
in that only place?

> Can't people understand that the vi/vim case was just an EXAMPLE of
> the overall functionality?  I wish I'd never used those two programs.

Really? I thought it was only an example.

$ cat editors/vim-share/ALTERNATIVES
bin/ex @PREFIX@/bin/vim -e
bin/vi @PREFIX@/bin/vim
bin/view @PREFIX@/bin/vim -R