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Re: Heads up: lang/go now uses pkg_alternatives

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 10:07 AM Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> * On 2018-07-17 at 08:56 BST, Benny Siegert wrote:
> > For someone who actually wants to invoke the go tool after installing
> > Go, they are probably slightly more sophisticated, so hopefully they
> > know about pkg_alternatives. Maybe we could build a bridge for these
> > users by adding a MESSAGE telling them about it? I think that would be
> > a reasonable thing to do.
> Probably more of a tech-pkg discussion, but I do wonder why we don't
> just ship pkg_alternatives by default.  I can't stand the interface
> and would never be able to modify an alternative without reading the
> manual page each time, but it's rare one actually needs to do
> anything other than simply installing it.

That sounds like a great proposal! I think we should just make
pkg_alternatives part of pkg_install. We can afford the additional 10
KiB or so that it adds.


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