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Re: When to use update-alteratives

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> 10.1. Binaries
> --------------

>      Two different packages must not install programs with different
>      functionality but with the same filenames.  (The case of two programs
>      having the same functionality but different implementations is handled
>      via "alternatives" or the "Conflicts" mechanism.  See Section 3.10,

> So, it already *is* in a normative part of the document, it's just not
> necessarily presented in the best order for readers to consume it. :/

Aha, thanks.  I *knew* I'd read it somewhere, but I'd fooled myself into
thinking I'd just read it in Appendix F.

In that case, a cross-reference from where update-alteratives is talked
about in 3.10 would be helpful, I think.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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