Re: Broken Symbolic Links in /etc/alternatives
On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 08:49:17PM +0100, Yuhanes Tjandra wrote:
> I just removed and purged emacs21 and emacsen-common since I didn't use
> it. Looking at the folder /etc/alternatives, I find out that there is
> broken symbolic link which is linked emacs21.
> Is that a normal behaviour that symbolic links in this folder aren't
> removed although the packages are already removed and purged?
I wouldn't consider it normal, but they do happen often enough, it seems.
> If not, is there any tools to search and remove the broken symbolic
Sure. As root, simply change to that directory and type
rm <name of link>
since the link is a pointer to a file.
I cannot address whether some cleanup needs to be done using
update-alternatives, though. You need a guru to answer that one, for which
I certainly don't qualify.
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