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MJ Ray wrote:
> Justin B Rye <jbr@edlug.org.uk> wrote:
>> Each x-display-manager postinstall changes the "default"
>> x-display-manager by overwriting /etc/X11/default-display-manager in
>> a sort of annoying reinvention of the alternatives system.
> When is this called?  As the system's first choice or last choice or
> something else?

It's the default x-display-manager launched on boot; that is, the
option the system uses in the absence of any instructions to the
contrary (in this case I suppose via update-rc.d or something).
This is in line with how the word "default" is used in contexts such
as "default options", "default installs", etc, though it's
definitely a bit of a jargonism - the word's connotations in (eg) a
financial setting are completely different. 

If there were several clearly better options but none of them were
available/successful, the "last choice" isn't called a "default"
(although in a sense it's what the system is "defaulting" to), it's
called a "fallback".

> (I don't have a current unstable debian system with
> X11 AFAIK.)

Nor me, but it's far from new - I've been whingeing about the
nonexistence of /etc/alternatives/x-display-manager for years.
JBR (delayed by POPserver outage)
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)

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