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From: "Sébastien Fabbro" <bicatali@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Should packages auto-eselect alternative implementation on removal?
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 17:09:31
Message-Id: 20120531100816.67cfa95b@collab.astrosci.ca
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Should packages auto-eselect alternative implementation on removal? by "Michał Górny"
Michał Górny wrote:

> > There is a number of virtuals in Gentoo which switching active > implementation via eselect. However, most of the packages being > 'alternative providers' don't seem to care about eselect at all. Is > that the correct thing to do, or maybe should every package ensure > that after its removal another implementation is eselected > (or a cleanup is done)? >
we have been using for quite a while now the alternatives-2 eclass in the science overlay for many virtual packages. the nice thing about it apart from implementing the issues you raised is we do not have to write a new eselect package for the virtual. sebastien

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