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Bug#400478: xterm: broken postinst handling of missing manpage alternative

retitle 400478 xterm: broken postinst handling of missing manpage alternative

Package: xterm
Version: 222-1etch1
Followup-For: Bug #400478

The test manpage notes that "Except for -h and -L, all FILE-related
tests dereference symbolic links."  Changing the test on line 40 of the
postinst from -e to -L fixes this bug and allows the postinst to

However, this postinst code doesn't actually seem to address the issue
it intended to.  Once repaired as above, it ensures the existence of the
symlink /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz ->
/etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz, but the latter still does
not exist.  Changing the alternative to something else and back repairs
it; another fix might work as well.

- Josh Triplett and Jamey Sharp

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-8 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1               2.4.1-2     generic font configuration library
ii  libice6                      1:1.0.1-2   X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-5       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsm6                       1:1.0.1-3   X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.1-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxaw7                      1:1.0.2-4   X11 Athena Widget library
ii  libxext6                     1:1.0.1-2   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                      1:1.0.2-2   X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                       1:1.0.2-2   X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  xbitmaps                     1.0.1-2     Base X bitmaps

Versions of packages xterm recommends:
ii  xutils                      1:7.1.ds.3-1 X Window System utility programs

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