Re: Bug #193271: galeon: should register in /etc/alternatives/x-www-browser
I've been unable to find documentation about how we're supposed to
choose a priority for alternatives. It seems like every web browser
maintainer likes their browser the most, so wants it to be the highest.
I'm CC'ing debian-devel in the hope that somebody will be able to point
me in the direction of some useful documentation, or at least help
resolve the problem with web browsers.
The comment below seems valid - the most common browsers should have
the lowest number, but what should this be (in general)?
On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 20:37, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 18:57, Mark Howard wrote:
> > Followup-For: Bug #193271
> > Package: galeon
> > Why?
> well ok, you will probably argue that I could use update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
> and thus select galeon manually...
> However *IMO* mozilla and friends are the defacto standard and thus if one indeed installs
> a browser like galeon it should get higher priority than those standard browsers...
> well definitely not as high as the kde guys did with konqueror...
> x-www-browser - status is manual.
> link currently points to /usr/bin/galeon
> /usr/bin/epiphany - priority 75
> /usr/bin/mozilla - priority 80
> slave x-www-browser.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla.1.gz
> /usr/bin/galeon - priority 10
> slave x-www-browser.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/galeon.1.gz
> /usr/bin/MozillaFirebird - priority 70
> /usr/bin/konqueror - priority 100
> /usr/bin/mozilla-snapshot - priority 1
> slave x-www-browser.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla-snapshot.1.gz
> Current `best' version is /usr/bin/konqueror.
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