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DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1)

NAME

dh_installalternatives - install declarative alternative rules

SYNOPSIS

dh_installalternatives [debhelper options]

DESCRIPTION

dh_installalternatives is a debhelper program that is responsible for parsing the declarative alternatives format and insert the relevant maintscripts snippets to interface with update-alternatives(1)

FILES

debian/package.alternatives
An example of the format:

    Name: editor
    Link: /usr/bin/editor
    Alternative: /usr/bin/vim.basic
    Dependents:
      /usr/share/man/man1/editor.1.gz editor.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz
      /usr/share/man/fr/man1/editor.1.gz editor.fr.1.gz /usr/share/man/fr/man1/vim.1.gz
      /usr/share/man/it/man1/editor.1.gz editor.it.1.gz /usr/share/man/it/man1/vim.1.gz
      /usr/share/man/pl/man1/editor.1.gz editor.pl.1.gz /usr/share/man/pl/man1/vim.1.gz
      /usr/share/man/ru/man1/editor.1.gz editor.ru.1.gz /usr/share/man/ru/man1/vim.1.gz
    Priority: 50
    

The fields Link, Name, Alternative, and Priority are mandatory and correspond to the update-alternatives(1) --install parameters link, name, path, and priority respectively.

The Dependents field is optional and consists of one or more lines. Each non-empty line must contain exactly 3 space separated values that match (in order) the values passed to the --slave parameter for update-alternatives(1).

OPTIONS

-n, --no-scripts
Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

2020-09-12 13.2.1