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Proposal: Alternatives: field for debian/control


There's a lot of packages in Debian which do the same basic thing, but
slightly differently. Having an Alternatives: field would be nice for
listing alternative packages which package maintainers may find useful
to try if the user does not like how the package they are installing

As for the interface, I think that this would be useful and intuitive:

# apt-get install ircd-irc2
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages are alternatives to the packages being installed:
 inspircd ircd-ircu ircd-hybrid ircd-ratbox

This would especially be useful for when people install a virtual
package, so that they can get an overview of what other options are


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