On 2016-09-16 at 10:10, Tony Baldwin wrote: > I'm having another headache... > > I want to make Icedove the default mail client. > I had this done on the last Jessie system I had (on a now defunct hdd). > But I can't recall how I did it, if it was with update-alternative or > some other means.. > And something that's been bothering me for a while is: > I can't seem to find or figure out how to list all the alternatives I > can manage with update-alternatives. > I mean, I can get a list for a particular item, like x-www-browser or > editor, but I want a list of all those possible things to update > (x-www-browser, editor, etc.) > Is there such a list somewhere?
From the man page, update-alternatives --get-selections looks like it should do what you want, at least as far as alternative groups currently present on the system. (Naturally, because any package can add a new link group - or the administrator can do it manually, if desired - nothing can provide a list of every possible link group which could exist.) I don't see any obvious sign of a generic "mail client" link group listed there, though. -- The Wanderer The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. -- George Bernard Shaw
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