LTS and release methodology

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Wed Jul 9 14:19:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 09:47:56AM +0200, Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
>> There is already system for handling that - /etc/alternatives/.  According
>> to my Dapper installation it already contains 240 commands with
>> alternatives.
> I am familiar with it.  You'll find that about half of those are man pages,
> not commands.  But do you know how users can discover, in the desktop, what
> those settings are and change them?  You can't.

Galternatives could be included instead of having to use the voodoo
"sudo update-alternatives --config java" (I think...haven't done that
one in a while).

Mackenzie Morgan
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