LKBEN11056: Howto easily change the alternatives on a debian system


You want to change an alternative (/etc/alternatives/*) with a GUI




You can install galternatives. This can be done with the following command:

apt-get install galternatives

Galternatives is a graphical setup tool for the alternatives system. You can just start it from the commandline and choose the variables you want to change by just clicking after you delivered the root password which is needed for the change.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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