Re: Way to switch easily (Was: Re: Egcs, gcc, and Debian)
> That may be what many people portray it as, but I can tell you that it
> can also be used *very effectively* as Jean Pierre suggests.
Perhaps, but not by me. I agree with the person who stated that /opt
should be as untouchable as /usr/local. It's a very good sysadmin
tool...but debian packages should leave it alone.
> Why not use the update-alternatives functionality?
Well, largely because I'm a lazy bum. Using update-alternatives means
that I have to upload a new gcc-220.127.116.11 package to unstable which can
coexist with egcs. It just seems...well, _wrong_ somehow to hack gcc in
that manner. But if everyone else disagrees with me, I'll do it.
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