gedit: problematic 'gnome-text-editor' alternative

Amin Bandali bandali at
Thu Jan 18 12:02:19 UTC 2024

Hi Steve, all,

We received last month about gedit's
'gnome-text-editor' alternative becoming problematic now that there is
an actual gnome-text-editor package/binary.

So, we need to stop shipping the alternative, but I wanted to get your
thoughts about how to best approach this.  Do we want/need to do more
than simply not adding it in gedit's postinst?  We probably wouldn't
be able to change the behaviour on existing stable releases; so if
need be, we may have to do something elsewhere to drop the alternative
for existing installations when upgrading to the next stable release.



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