Re: proposal: 'xterm' alternatives entry
> > 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
Of course, you mean /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm...
> Mandrake did something like that a while ago(*) - broke the
> application name for X resources.
I was also going to point out the issue of X resources. While
remaining in favor of fixing other applications rather than changing
xterm, I would point out that this issue could be mitigated by having
xterm be moved into another directory so its base name would be the
same. (I suppose /usr/lib/xterm/xterm could work...) That said, I am
not able to convince myself that this is an issue here... if I clear
my X resources, set HOME to a temporary directory, copy
/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm (as root, preserving setuid) to /tmp/xterm.real,
and invoke /tmp/xterm.real, I see a client class of UXTerm and a
client name of xterm. Maybe this is debian-specific? I thought only
uxterm did that.
Jay Berkenbilt <email@example.com>