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



On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 10:12:05PM +0000, Malcolm Parsons wrote:
> 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?

Yes.

I believe all X terminal emulators support a subset of xterm's traditional
command-line options, including -T and -e.  I wouldn't count on more than
that being available, though.

-- 
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Debian GNU/Linux               |     they take over a country is to outlaw
branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |     cockfighting.
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