Subject: Re: alternates framework question
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/19/2005 15:17:36
On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 14:57 +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Can the "alternates" (alternatives?) framework be used to replace system 
> components, e.g. so that "lp" really comes from the cups pkg (when 
> installed) instead of /usr/bin/lp? If so, how?

Nope.  That'd be neat, but to achieve that, pkg_alternatives should be
part of the base system, providing links for lp.  In that case, it could
even replace mailwrapper...


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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