dh_installalternatives(1) — Linux manual page

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DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1)       Debhelper      DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1)

NAME         top

       dh_installalternatives - install declarative alternative rules

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_installalternatives [debhelper options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       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         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

COLOPHON         top

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13.2.1                         2020-08-12      DH_INSTALLALTERNATIVES(1)

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