[pacman-dev] Alternatives system brainstorm

Daniel M. Capella polyzen at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 23 11:57:59 UTC 2019

Quoting Daan van Rossum (2019-10-23 07:35:45)

> Installing or reinstalling a selector package will detect:
>          0 providers exist: abort suggesting providers from 'alternative_providers'

> # pacman -S awk
> -> failed: selector package 'awk' is missing a provider package.  Potential providers are: gawk, nawk

Seems to me it would be more streamlined to prompt to install a provider

Daniel <https://danielcapella.com>
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