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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.