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Bug#155849: dpkg: Programs misbehave when called through alternatives. Proposal to change symlinks to scripts

reassign 155849 joe

Previously Colin Walters wrote:
> Programs just shouldn't rely on their executed name to determine their
> behavior.  It's not portable, and can cause problems in other situations
> (as you have shown).  There's a reason it's against the GNU Coding
> Standards.  

Also alternatives should work for things that aren't plain files as well
(directories, devices, etc.) so using a bunch of scripts it not

Reassigning this bug to joe since that is what breaks.


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