[ Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list. ] joost witteveen: > No! install-menu will not have anything to do with X. Right. That's one of the things I never thought about when I wrote (the original) install-fvwm2menu. > OK, at the moment the only actually existing menu that uses install-menu is > fvwm2, Unless I missed an update, install-menu isn't yet used by the official fvwm2 package. Just to make things clear: * The current version of fvwm2 in rex has install-fvwm2menu, which works, and which a couple of packages already use * install-menu is a prototype/suggestion that is not yet used by any package. It's a more generic interface than install-fvwm2menu. Once it's employed, it will be a Good Thing. I wish I'd have thought more clearly and suggested it myself. * No packages intended for Debian release 1.2 is expected to use either install-fvwm2menu or install-menu. They are allowed to use them, if they notice them to be available. * For Debian 1.3, I hope and expect we will have install-menu working (shouldn't be too hard, actually) and part of dpkg, and then all packages are expected to use it, if it makes sense to them. I hope I have understood the situation clearly. > install-menu X ..... -> this package needs X > install-menu VC .... -> this package doens't, and only uses the VC. I don't think VC is what you mean, unless you're only talking about svgalib. Even X users might want to be able to use programs intended for text terminal, if no X version is available. So, for example, Pine could do this: install-menu text Apps/Net pine pine.xpm "Pine" "pine" install-menu installs both to the global menu configuration file. Fvwm2's menu driver sees that only a text version exists, so it installs a menu entry that runs the following command: xterm -e pine It should be configurable to run rxvt instead. This means that Pine shouldn't do this as well: install-menu X Apps/Net pine pine.xpm "Pine" "xterm -e pine" because then using rxvt instead is painful. We need at least three kinds of "needs": text needs a text terminal (VC, xterm, real terminal) X needs an X display svgalib needs a VC and svgalib > But, as the dpkg maintainer hasn't replied to my mail yet, Ian's quite busy, but he'll undoubtedly do something about it sooner or later. Anyway, it should be developed outside dpkg first, and only included in dpkg once it works. You're right about having a separate "install-menu" package being a bad idea. We have enough small packages already. It really belongs in dpkg. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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