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Alternatives entries for postscript/pdf-viewer


as the sponsor for a package which wants a(ny) postscript viewer, I
noticed that there are virtual packages for postscript-viewer and
pdf-viewer, but no alternatives, i.e. there's no

That is unfortunate, as there doesn't seem to be a good way to find out
which viewer programs are actually installed, so that the package in
question is unuseable without either manual configuration, or depending on
a specific viewer program which the user might not want on their system.

Unless there's protest, I therefore will mass-file a minor bug against
all packages which Provide: postscript-viewer or pdf-viewer so that they
add appropriate update-alternatives calls to their scripts (Policy 3.10).

Matthias Urlichs   |   {M:U} IT Design @ m-u-it.de   |  smurf@smurf.noris.de
Disclaimer: The quote was selected randomly. Really. | http://smurf.noris.de
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