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Bug#53757: [PROPOSED] policy for "x-terminal-emulator" virtual package and alternative

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

Documents current practice.

G. Branden Robinson            |     A committee is a life form with six or
Debian GNU/Linux               |     more legs and no brain.
branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |     -- Robert Heinlein
roger.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |

--- policy.sgml.orig	Wed Dec 29 17:01:51 1999
+++ policy.sgml	Thu Dec 30 12:53:09 1999
@@ -3140,6 +3140,15 @@
 	  without) of your package.</p>
+	  <em>Packages that provide a terminal emulator</em> for the X
+	  Window System which support a terminal type with a terminfo
+	  description provided in the <tt>ncurses-base</tt> package should
+	  delcare in their control data that they provide the virtual
+	  package <tt>x-terminal-emulator</tt>.  They should also register
+	  themselves as an alternative for
+	  <tt>/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator</tt>, with a priority of 20.
+	</p>
+	<p>
 	  <em>Application defaults</em> files have to be installed in
 	  the directory <tt>/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/</tt>.
 	  They are considered as part of the program code.  Thus, they

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