[pacman-dev] Alternatives system brainstorm

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 20 04:24:49 UTC 2019

On 20/10/19 10:15 am, Levente Polyak wrote:
> 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.

That is on the cards.   I had the example of the lua include directory
in the first email, but did not explicitly specify that we could symlink
directories as well as files.


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