introducing alternatives into a package

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Wed Dec 10 13:34:57 UTC 2014

Jens Petersen wrote:
> explains how
> alternatives should be done in Fedora, however it does not seem to
> address the case of converting an existing package to use alternatives.

The solution to problems with alternatives is usually to just not use 
alternatives to begin with.

It is a very broken concept that almost never makes sense. The biggest issue 
is that alternative selection is systemwide.

        Kevin Kofler

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