Help with ubuntu-docs - removal of firefox-homepage update-alternative

Matthew East mdke at
Fri May 20 07:23:57 UTC 2011

I realise that the below email was probably sent at a bad time shortly
before UDS! Is there anyone who might be able to help out with it now?

We have the first oneiric package of ubuntu-docs ready at
lp:~ubuntu-core-doc/ubuntu-docs/oneiric but I would like to resolve
this issue before uploading it.

Many thanks for any help you can give.


On 30 April 2011 23:59, Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Back in the dapper release cycle we introduced a system of
> update-alternatives to specify the location of the firefox default
> homepage depending on whether Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu or Edubuntu was
> installed [1].
> Firefox has long since moved to its own network detection and
> online/offline page, but the offline browser page and the
> update-alternatives are still carried in ubuntu-docs. I believe they
> are still used by epiphany but I think the solution adopted by firefox
> is appropriate and want to remove the browser homepage and
> update-alternatives from ubuntu-docs in Oneiric.
> As far as I can see this entails running the command
> "update-alternatives --remove-all firefox-homepage" and removing the
> directory /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork and subdirectories during the
> installation of ubuntu-docs but my packaging knowledge is not
> appropriate to deal with this and I would really appreciate some
> assistance!
> Could someone help me with how to achieve this?
> Many thanks in advance for any help you can give.
> [1]
> --
> Matthew East
> gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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