CFT: new BSD-licensed sort available

Eric van Gyzen eric at
Sat Mar 17 01:57:12 UTC 2012

On 03/16/2012 08:25 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 15:14, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
>> In fact, the runtime behaviour of the Debian "alternatives" system is simpler than that:
> This sounds like a good solution to more than one problem. Does anyone
> know why they indirect through 2 sets of symlinks? That article doesn't
> touch on the "why?" only the what.

Do you mean, why do they do
	/usr/bin/vim -> /etc/alternatives/vim -> /usr/bin/vim.gtk
instead of
	/usr/bin/vim -> /usr/bin/vim.gtk

Someone's choice of a vi-like editor would be considered configuration, 
so it belongs in /etc.

I agree, it does sound like a good solution.  As simple as possible, but 
no less.  ;)


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