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Re: Heads up: lang/go now uses pkg_alternatives
On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 09:55:50AM +0200, Benny Siegert wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:27 PM <maya%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> > Please revert. Nobody cares about continued support of netbsd-6. This
> > hurts all other users because nobody knows what pkg-alternatives is.
> This was discussed at pkgsrcCon, though I did not directly ask you for
> your opinion, sorry.
> I don't see pkg_alternatives as a big issue.
> For a casual, non-developer user, they probably install Go as a build
> dependency of something else, e.g. syncthing or caddy. These builds
> are being fixed so they work correctly without pkg_alternatives.
> 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.
> The same argument could be made for why there is no $PREFIX/bin/python
> after installing a Python package, unless you install
Right, I wasn't upset, so I didn't tell you how stupid it was. We did
discuss how insane it is to make a package for netbsd-6 on IRC, and I
used it in an example asking netbsd to kill off netbsd-6
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