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Re: proposal: 'xterm' alternatives entry

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:

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> As a happy use of rxvt-unicode-ml (thanks Zomb!), I am very annoyed
> at times by softwares that have 'xterm' hardcoded. Obviously,
> I report these as bugs to have it changed to x-terminal-emulator,
> but then again, I consider 'xterm' to be somewhat of a generic name
> by now that I think it should be put under control of the
> alternatives system.

> The procedure would be to upload a new 'xterm' package which moves
> /usr/bin/xterm to /usr/bin/xterm.real and introduces /usr/bin/xterm

Mandrake did something like that a while ago(*) - broke the application name for
X resources.

(*) I don't run Mandrake anymore, so I don't know what they do now...

Thomas E. Dickey

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