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Re: Bug#3226: pkg update-alternatives confusion



On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:

>[...]
> Automatic updates of /etc/alternatives/vi are disabled, leaving it alone.
> To return to automatic updates use `update-alternatives --auto vi'.
>[...]
>Please ask your co-worker to open their eyes next time.

Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't think that would have
prevented the problem.  He didn't know that update-alternatives
existed -- it's run behind the scenes from the postinst, and the
output, even if it would have been sufficiently informative, scrolled
by during dselect processing.

I do see that "update-alternatives --help", if utterd, produces,
in part:
      update-alternatives --auto <name>
however, it wasn't crystal clear that that was the needed solution.

It's a doc problem, and I understand that you're working on docs.
Presumably, the docs will help when they appear.

In the meantime, please lighten up a bit.  The request was for help,
not for abuse.


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