On Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:20:44 +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote: > 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 > "/usr/bin/postscript-viewer". > > 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). What about using see application/postscript:/path/to/file instead? (Provided postscript-viewer packages register with mime-support, which might require filing bugs as well.) -- Michał Politowski -- firstname.lastname@example.org Talking has been known to lead to communication if practised carelessly.
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