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Bug#199197: bsdgames debian X menu entries depend on gnome-terminal, not in testing (Sarge)



This one time, at band camp, Christian Marillat said:
> Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> writes:
> 
> > On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 10:53:28PM +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
> >> Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> writes:
> >> 
> >> > The cause of the bug is essentially the lack of gnome-terminal in
> >> > testing:
> >> 
> >> No, a menu can call gnome-terminal directly, if this happen then this is
> >> a bug in bsdgames.
> >
> > As the menu maintainer, I can assure you no menu entry or menu-method
> > shipped in debian stable, testing and unstable has hard-coded reference
> > to gnome-terminal. 
> 
> Yes, I know, but this user said that x-terminal-emulator is configured
> to xterm and when he call a bsdgames menu enties a dialog box said that
> gnome-terminal is missing. Of course files in menu-method are original
> files. Then if somebody can understand this bug...

It's the gnome-session terminal-emulator thing, I'm pretty sure.
gnome-session can override the alternatives sytem, so that users can use
their favorite apps for web borwser, terminal, etc., and I'm assuming
this user has the call to terminal pointing to gnome-terminal, which
isn't there.  This is why they are getting an error message in gnome,
rather than a silent failure, which is what I experience when it's
something outside of the gnome desktop.

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