Re: RFS: cdrbq -- graphical cd burning frontend
Justin Pryzby <email@example.com> writes:
> Okay, great. One thing:
> + ln -s /usr/bin/cdrbq /usr/bin/cdrtoaster
> This line is not idempotent; it will fail the second time around. My
> first though was to propose:
> ln -sf cdrbq /usr/bin/cdrtoaster
> But it will overwrite a cdrtoaster binary! This is more correct:
> [ -e /usr/bin/cdrtoaster ] || ln -s cdrbq /usr/bin/cdrtoaster
> This will only make a symlink if cdrtoaster isn't installed. But is
> there a way to make the symlink if cdrtoaster is installed, and then
> gets removed?? This is probably a job for the alternatives system.
I think the last sentence here is the best comment. Maybe I'm missing
something, but this sounds like a job for alternatives from the start to
me rather than creating symlinks in /usr/bin.
Unfortunately, using alternatives requires that cdrtoaster uses
alternatives too, but then the result is much more maintainable and
predictable for the user.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>