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Re: emacs

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 2:18 AM, Julio Merino <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM, David Holland
> <> wrote:
>> (7) make the emacs packages not install "emacs" so multiple versions
>> can coexist, and make the editors/emacs meta-package install "emacs"
>> as a symlink to $EMACS_VERSION_DEFAULT, like lang/ruby does for ruby;
> Why not use pkg_alternatives, which exists exactly for this purpose?
> (... and allows users to customize what 'emacs' points to, regardless
> of what whoever built the packages decided.)

Seconded. I think we should use pkg_alternatives more actively.
Not only for emacs, but also for python modules that includes single
executable in bin/,
this is one of the main source of unregistered CONFLICTS.

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