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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Should packages auto-eselect alternative implementation on removal?
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 18:30:25 -0400
On Wednesday 30 May 2012 17:57:43 Michael Orlitzky wrote:
> On 05/30/2012 05:23 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On Wednesday 30 May 2012 13:01:24 Michał Górny wrote:
> >> This issue was given my attention through bug 418217 [1]. Long
> >> story short -- there are applications which call pager
> >> implicitly. Those are git & systemd. They don't actually require
> >> any pager being installed; however, if $PAGER is set they use
> >> it.
> > 
> > then isn't it a bug they aren't depending on virtual/pager ?
> 
> Git works fine without a pager. It just won't work if $PAGER is set to
> something invalid.

then set PAGER to something valid

the defaults here are tuned to sanity which works for 99.9% of the people out 
there.  if you want to throw your system into an unreasonable state, then you 
get to fix it up.
-mike
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Should packages auto-eselect alternative implementation on removal?
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