Bug#53757: [PROPOSED] policy for "x-terminal-emulator" virtual package and alternative
Documents current practice.
G. Branden Robinson | A committee is a life form with six or
Debian GNU/Linux | more legs and no brain.
email@example.com | -- Robert Heinlein
--- 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.
<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