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Re: I don't want to use xterm, why am I forced to use it any way?

The original post to this thread was about packages that start an xterm
are using the xterm program directly, instead of using

This includes packages with menu entries, and any other package that starts
an xterm such as netscape.

So far the issue has not been addressed.

Why aren't packages using available alternatives? Does this need to be made
policy?  A quick grep of /usr/lib/menu/* reveals the following programs
that are not using the alternative:

psmisc:  title="pstree" command="/usr/bin/X11/xterm -e /usr/bin/pstree.x11"
vice:    command="/usr/bin/fail-pause /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm -T Xpet -e /usr/bin/xpet" \
vice:    command="/usr/bin/fail-pause /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm -T Xvic -e /usr/bin/xvic" \
vice:    command="/usr/bin/fail-pause /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm -T X64 -e /usr/bin/x64" \
xspectemu:      command="xterm -e /usr/bin/xspect"

should bugs be filed against these packages, and netscape for its default
helper application settings?

Malcolm Parsons
finger malcolm@bits.bris.ac.uk for info

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