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Re: man-db's cron warns about dangling symlink


On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 12:57:38AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> The bug is that although the mpich-bin package uses
> update-alternatives --install on postinst for all these files, it uses
> update-alternatives --remove only on /usr/lib/mpich/bin/mpirun, leaving
> a bunch of dangling symlinks...
> The reason why I'm mailing debian-devel is that I've seen this behavior
> quite often in the past, in various packages.  I hence guess there
> should be some automatic way to check that a package correctly removes
> the alternatives it provides.

Sounds like an issue lintian could catch, so I suggest filing a wishlist
bug on lintian for that, if there is none already.



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