Bug#3226: pkg update-alternatives confusion
(Note changed bugs CC - you'll find that this will work (when I run
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Bill Mitchell writes ("Re: Bug#3226: pkg update-alternatives confusion"):
> *** OK -- I see the "To return to automatic updates ..." message. It had
> *** previusly gotten lost in the forest.
If you have suggestions about which messages I should remove please go
> # update-alternatives --auto vi
> Setting up automatic selection of vi.
> Checking available versions of vi, updating links in /etc/alternatives ...
> (You may modify the symlinks there yourself if desired - see `man ln'.)
> Updating vi (/usr/bin/vi) to point to /usr/bin/vim.
> Leaving vi.1 (/usr/man/man1/vi.1) pointing to /usr/man/man1/vim.1.
> *** Hmmmm... I didn't want it set to vim, I just wanted it set back to
> *** auto and left pointing wherever it was pointing, so that subsequent
> *** installs and removes would update the /etc/alternatives links.
Could you please do `update-alternatives --display vi' ?
> # dpkg --status vim
> Package: vim
> Status: unknown ok not-installed
> Priority: optional
> Section: editors
> *** vim's not even installed. I've now broken /usr/bin/vi.
Is there any vi package that set up its vi link as vim ? Please grep
/var/lib/dpkg/info/* for vim ...
> # dpkg --version
> Debian Linux `dpkg' package management program version 1.2.0 (i386 elf).
> Copyright 1994-1996 Ian Jackson, Bruce Perens. This is free software;
> see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later for copying
> conditions. There is NO warranty. See dpkg --licence for details.
> # exit
Thanks, that shouldn't make much of a difference. I'd strongly
recommend moving to 1.2.3 ASAP though - 1.2.0 was rather buggy.