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Bug#134695: marked as done (dpkg: /usr/man problem)

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 10:25:04 +0100
From: Joerg Desch <jd@voelker-web.de>
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Subject: dpkg: /usr/man problem
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.9.18
Severity: important

Architecture: i386
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	libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 (>=3D 1:2.95.4-0.010810)

I've installed a fresh `woody' release (images:2002/1/3) onto a empty
system. To change the default editor from vi(m) to xemacs, I've tried to
use update-alternatives. But this tool have a bug. It tries to work with
the manpath /usr/man instead of /usr/share/man. This bug makes it
impossible for all other tools to work with alternatives! dselect for
example can't replace emacs with xemacs.

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From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net>
To: Joerg Desch <jd@voelker-web.de>, 134695-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#134695: dpkg: /usr/man problem
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Previously Joerg Desch wrote:
> But this tool have a bug. It tries to work with
> the manpath /usr/man instead of /usr/share/man.

update-alternatives only uses the paths it is told to use. If you change
the alternative to emacs using update-alternatives --config and things
break that means your emacs package setup its alternatives incorrectly.

Please check which package adds the broken alternatives (using
update-alternatives --display) and file a bugreport on that package.


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