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Re: use fcron as default scheduler in Fedora?



On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 08:13:10PM -0600, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> >
> 
> Hmm, sounds familiar... oh, right, the alternatives man page.
> 
>        It is possible for several programs  fulfilling  the  same  or  similar
>        functions  to  be  installed  on a single system at the same time.  For
>        example, many systems have several  text  editors  installed  at  once.
>        This gives choice to the users of a system, allowing each to use a dif-
>        ferent editor, if desired, but makes it difficult for a program to make
>        a  good choice of editor to invoke if the user has not specified a par-
>        ticular preference.
> 
>        The alternatives system aims to solve this problem.

Not really. The alternatives system is useful if
* the different applications have compatible command line options
* the setting makes sense as a system-wide setting, not as a user
  setting.

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Pat


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