[Pkg-tcltk-devel] Bug#585942: tk8.5: Tk8.4 gets chosen in preference to Tk8.5 by default

Paul Mackerras paulus at samba.org
Tue Jun 15 02:08:18 UTC 2010

Package: tk8.5
Version: 8.5.8-1
Severity: normal

Tk8.4 still gets chosen in preference to tk8.5 to provide 'wish' by
update-alternatives by default because the priority of wish8.5 is set
to only 840.  There is no good reason to continue to prefer Tk8.4,
and there is a good reason to prefer Tk8.5 - it has support for
anti-aliased fonts, which makes things like gitk look much better.

The priority of wish8.5 should be increased, say to 850, so that it gets
chosen as the default over wish8.4.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages tk8.5 depends on:
ii  libc6                   2.11.1-3         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.3.11-1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libx11-6                2:1.3.3-3        X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                2:1.1.1-3        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2                 2.1.14-2         FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.5-2        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                 1:1.2.0-2        X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  tcl8.5                  8.5.8-2          Tcl (the Tool Command Language) v8
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages tk8.5 recommends:
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-em 2.30.1-1   The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  konsole [x-terminal-emulator] 4:4.4.4-1  X terminal emulator for KDE 4
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]   259-1      X terminal emulator

tk8.5 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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