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On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 19:02 +0000, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> Yeah. TGL's *.system idea could be useful here, or maybe we could
> specify some kind of 'forced' option. Like, on x86-fbsd maybe the
> setting could be marked as read only somehow? Presumably detection could
> see whether or not it's a symlink and base it upon that?
> bsd-box# eselect --list vi
>  /usr/bin/vi (*) [forced]
>  /usr/bin/vim
>  /usr/bin/nvi
That scheme could work and has its merits, but there will inevitably be
some people who will always prefer vim to vi... ;) Personally, I'd quite
like to be able to have `vi` launch vim, but still have the 'real' vi
around. To a certain extent, the same could be said of /bin/sh too. ;)
However, some scheme to deal with packages that haven't been converted
to use the alternatives setup and just blindly overwrite those files
would be good too. In that case, you probably don't want to be running
eselect and nuking a binary, so some kind of forcing method might be
useful there (perhaps with a suggestion to file a bug report?).
Stephen Bennett <email@example.com>
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