Problem with urxvt and alternatives

Charles Wilson
Wed Sep 5 01:43:00 GMT 2007

David Rothenberger wrote:
> For some reason, alternatives won't work for urxvt for me.
> % alternatives --display urxvt
> path to alternate expected in /var/lib/alternatives/urxvt
> I tried moving /var/lib/alternatives/urxvt away and rerunning the 
> update-alternatives command from 
> /etc/postinstall/, but it produced an identical file.

This is a bug in the postinstall script. It used to work, so I'm not 
sure what changed -- but the postinstall SHOULD read:

${sbindir}/update-alternatives \
         --install ${bindir}/urxvt   urxvt   ${bindir}/urxvt-X.exe   30 \
         --slave   ${bindir}/urxvtc  urxvtc  ${bindir}/urxvtc-X.exe \
         --slave   ${bindir}/urxvtd  urxvtd  ${bindir}/urxvtd-X.exe

Note that the actual targets need .exe.

I'll fix this in the next release.  Thanks for the report.


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