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Re: Heads up: lang/go now uses pkg_alternatives

* On 2018-07-16 at 21:27 BST, wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 08, 2018 at 03:21:11PM +0200, Benny Siegert wrote:
> > The lang/go package installs "go" and "gofmt" as symlinks. I have
> > committed a change (in go-1.10.3nb1) to use pkg_alternatives to set
> > these symlinks. If you do not have pkg_alternatives installed, there
> > will be no symlink and no "go" in the PATH.
> > 
> > If you notice any Go package builds breaking, update the
> > "" file to the latest revision from CVS.
> Please revert. Nobody cares about continued support of netbsd-6. This
> hurts all other users because nobody knows what pkg-alternatives is.

That's quite a blanket statement to make.  It's impossible to know
what percentage of pkgsrc users use our binary packages, but we've
always shipping pkg_alternatives by default in our package sets (which
is all that's needed to activate it), and are coming up on our 12
millionth install.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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