Re: Package replacement
Shaleh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 29-Dec-98 Shane Wegner wrote:
> > I am trying to install a new and more user friendly version
> > of the write(1) utility. The trick is that it replaces /usr/bin/write and
> > /usr/bin/mesg.
> What you want is to use the /etc/alternatives directory and update-alternatives.
Doesn't this only really work when all the programs cooperate?
The best way to do this (IMO) would be to use diversions. See
`/usr/sbin/dpkg-divert --help', or look for a
postinst that currently uses dpkg-divert, like ssltelnet or
Carey Evans http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/
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