[Pkg-xfce-devel] dpkg: update-alternatives removing manually selected alternative on upgrade

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 12:32:49 UTC 2011

reassign 653834 xfce4-session 4.8.2-1

Hi Arno,

Arno Schuring wrote:

> I noticed the following when doing a regular safe-upgrade from aptitude:
> Preparing to replace xfce4-session 4.8.2-1 (using .../xfce4-session_4.8.2-2_i386.deb) ...
> update-alternatives: removing manually selected alternative - switching x-session-manager to auto mode

It looks like xfce4-session's prerm script is unconditionally
unregistering the alternative.  It probably should not do that on

See also [1].

Hope that helps,

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/71621

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