[pacman-dev] Alternatives system brainstorm

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 20 00:15:37 UTC 2019

On October 20, 2019 2:10:44 AM GMT+02:00, Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>So the features I think would be useful are:
>1) the ability to select alternatives per-file
>2) the ability to select alternatives per-package
>3) the ability to group alternatives, potentially spanning multiple
>   packages, and select them per-group

Just a tiny side note, but it would be awesome to support
paths instead of only pure files as providers. This would
allow to make the Java system default jvm directory
to be managed by pacman as well instead of relying
on custom archlinux-java script.


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