Re: appropriate use of /etc/alternatives
On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 12:08:20PM -0400, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 02:00:41PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> > The binary is going to have to be renamed - even if you use an
> > alternative there'll still be a renamed binary there.
> yes, but the user would only need to know in the even that they had both
> alternatives installed, which I don't see happening very often.
This means that the result of using "xplot" is unpredictable.
Something that worked yesterday can break tomorrow because the sysadmin
installed a new package. That's not a good situation.
> > Would it be possible to massage the data format for one xplot into the
> > other or modify one to accept the input of the other in a compatibility
> > mode?
> Possibly, but why create more work for the user?
I think it's _less_ work for the user if you can have one xplot program
which replaces both of the current ones.