LTS and release methodology
mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 9 15:07:02 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 10:19:46AM -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> 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).
In my opinion, nothing as esoteric as alternatives should be exposed in the
desktop, any more than should reordering symlinks in /etc/rc?.d.
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