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Bug#203582: dpkg: links to /etc/alternatives not generated if alternatives exit already

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.10
Severity: minor

I'm reinstalling after a crash.  Fortunately, I had a backedup /etc
directory.  So, /etc/alternatives is populated, but
/var/lib/dpkg/alternives is not.

Now, if I install packages, which already have /etc/alternatives entries then 
not links from /usr/bin/XXX to /etc/alternatives/XXX are created.  This
happened eg for emacs, mozilla, and rxvt.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux anthony 2.4.21-3-686 #1 Sun Jul 20 16:11:09 EST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.10    a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.3.1-17   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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Chris Stork (PhD student at UC Irvine)  http://www.ics.uci.edu/~cstork/
OpenPGP fingerprint: B08B 602C C806 C492 D069  021E 41F3 8C8D 50F9 CA2F

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