Re: Bug#68661: Should not remove pager's alternative on upgrade
On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 10:42:36AM +0200, Robert Luberda wrote:
> But there is another problem: update-alternatives resets link for
> pager to the best alternative even when w3m is upgraded and alternative
> `pager -> w3m' is removed. I think this is a bug in update-alternatives,
> which should resets link to default only if alternative for program
> which I set as my pager, is removed. (If my alternative for pager is
> less, update-alternative should reset link to the best alternative
> _only_ when less is removed. In other words: if w3m (more, lv,...)
> is not my pager, why removing w3m (more, lv...) resets link to the best
> pager's alternative???)
Was your pager alternative manually selected? If so, then replacing
$state = "expected"
$state eq "expected"
on line 304 of /usr/sbin/update-alternatives should fix the problem.
This is not a less bug.
I can't tell if the dpkg crew are aware of this or not. I sent a
message describing the problem to debian-dpkg (which then made it into
the relevant bug report thanks to a clueful user), but I didn't get a
response from anyone who works on dpkg.