installing an alternative in /etc ?
is it OK to have a package install an alternative in /etc, like this:
update-alternatives --install \
The question is whether update-alternatives will always respect
local modifications, like replacing the symlink
/etc/emacs/site-start.d/51caml-mode.el by a plain file.
Another possible problem with symlinks pointing outside of /etc is
that an unsuspecting sysadmin might modify a file he believes to
reside in /etc but which in reality isn't. Should in this case
the target of the symlink be registered as a conffile?