On Tue, 2021-09-21 at 10:06 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Tuesday 2021-09-21 09:47, Danilo Spinella wrote:
> > libalternatives is imho a big improvement over update-alternatives.
> > Is there any plan to upstream its support?
> Upstream to where?
> Most if not all uses of update-alternatives exist because a *distro*
> chose to provide two or more implementations with the same name.
> /etc/alternatives/ctags exists because openSUSE wanted to ship
> both ctags and emacs-ctags. The emacs project in itself would not,
> and probably does not, care about the non-emacs-ctags variant in
> any way, in the scope of the upstream project.
For example it could be upstreamed for iptables and ebtables; same for
util-linux, binutils, llvm.
But yea, it does not apply to all projects. I still think it could be
worth a try for most ones.