RFC: update-alternatives

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Sun Jun 19 05:33:00 GMT 2005

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

> > (2) Red Hat (Fedora 4)
> >   + complete rewrite in C, no perl dependency
> >   + work-a-like to original Debian version
> >   - as is, requires libintl and libiconv which are not in Base
> ?? I thought they were (if only as dependencies), since bash uses
> them:

It is only bash 3.x that depends on those.  However, coreutils and gawk
both depend on libintl3 and libiconv2, so as Igor said they are defacto
Base packages.


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