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Bug#179648: marked as done ([DOC] dpkg: Error in update-alternatives(8) man page re: --install args)

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Subject: dpkg: Error in update-alternatives(8) man page re: --install args
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.9
Severity: minor

Excerpt from the man page:
       generic name
              A name, like /usr/bin/editor, which refers, via the
              alternatives system, to one of a number of files of
              similar function.
              Without  any  further  qualification,  this means a
              symbolic link in the  alternatives  directory:  one
              which  the  system  administrator  is  expected  to
              The name of a  specific  file  in  the  filesystem,
              which  may  be  made  accessible via a generic name
              using the alternatives system.
       --install link gen path pri [--slave slink sgen spath] ...
              Add  a group of alternatives to the system.  gen is
              the generic name for the master link, link  is  the
              name  of  its  symlink, and path is the alternative
              being introduced for the master link.
       --remove name path

The "ACTIONS --install" line is wrong.  Actually the syntax is
       --install gen link path pri [--slave sgen slink spath] ...
More descriptive would be
       --install gen link alt pri [--slave sgen slink salt] ...
              Add  a group of alternatives to the system.  gen is
              the generic name for the master link, link  is  the
              name  of  its  symlink in the alternatives directory,
              and alt is the alternative being introduced for the
              master link.
And so on for the rest of the description.   Also, the
"ACTIONS ... --remove" should use the same terminology to describe
its arguments as the "--install" part.  Thus
       --remove  link alt
The usage output of update-alternatives should be changed 
accordingly too.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux thanatos 2.4.20 #2 Tue Jan 28 11:08:09 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.9     a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.3.1-10   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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Source: dpkg
Source-Version: 1.10.22

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
dpkg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg-dev_1.10.22_all.deb
  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg-doc_1.10.22_all.deb
  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.10.22.dsc
  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.10.22.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.10.22_i386.deb
  to pool/main/d/dpkg/dselect_1.10.22_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 179648@bugs.debian.org,
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Date: Tue,  1 Jun 2004 18:21:40 -0300
Source: dpkg
Binary: dpkg-doc dpkg dselect dpkg-dev dpkg-static
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 1.10.22
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Dpkg Development <debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>
 dpkg       - Package maintenance system for Debian
 dpkg-dev   - Package building tools for Debian
 dpkg-doc   - Dpkg Internals Documentation
 dselect    - a user tool to manage Debian packages
Closes: 41554 81355 85079 85815 85818 96881 114946 120562 122910 133640 137719 140695 154422 175897 179648 192812 202997 204691 206163 211850 211856 212284 216695 217042 217823 218060 219623 221235 226800 226931 227169 229766 230242 230751 232317 232445 232639 232831 233282 235773 236331 237734 238483 241938 244624 245994 246103 246158 246159 246160 246161 246162 246163 246164 246359 246595 246857 247086 247116 248483 249254 249454 250176 250281 251830
 dpkg (1.10.22) unstable; urgency=low
   The DebConf4 Release.
   This release is mostly intended to mop up the minor and trivial bug
   fixes in the list and clear out the documentation changes.  As such,
   it should be treated with even more suspicion than is normal.
   * Use colouring to break cycles earlier to avoid long loops whilst
     installing or configuring packages.  Closes: #232445, #246857.
   * Don't try to configure packages that disappeared in the same
     run.  Closes: #202997.
   * Fix segfault when "gcc -dumpmachine" returns a non-matching triplet.
     Closes: #211850.
   * Remove restriction that package names be at least two characters long.
     Closes: #237734.
   * Fix dpkg-source (actually controllib.pl) to output the field name
     properly again.  Closes: #226931, #246595.
   * Make dpkg-scanpackages output Origin and Bugs fields with proper
     casing.  Closes: #154422.
   * Add support for DOS line-endings to md5sum.  Closes: #246103.
   * Fix start-stop-daemon segfault on Hurd.  Closes: #133640.
   * Allow dpkg-shlibdeps to run as non-root users.  Closes: #96881.
   * Correct various compiler warnings.  Closes: #229766.
   * Architecture Support:
     - Added x86-64 (x86_64 / amd64).  Closes: #238483, #241938.
     - Added i?86-gnu (Hurd).  Closes: #216695, #236331.
     - Added i386-kfreebsd-gnu and i386-knetbsd-gnu.  Closes: #250176.
   * Packaging:
     - Create $(docdir) even when --without-sgml-doc is passed so the
       ChangeLog can be installed.  Closes: #137719.
     - Stop hardcoding the list of manual page languages in debian/rules,
       so we include Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portugese.  Closes: #245994.
     - Quote LDFLAGS in debian/rules to allow multiple options.
       Closes: #230242.
   * Documentation:
     - Move dpkg-scanpackages and dpkg-scansources to section 1 as they
       are user tools.  Closes: #114946.
     - Correct hyphen characters in manpages.  Closes: #212284, #247086, #226800.
     - Remove obsolete references to the Debian Packaging Manual.
       Closes: #122910, #140695.
     - Correct 'n' and 'p' key descriptions in dselect help message.
       Closes: #120562.
     - Add --force-bad-verify to dpkg manpage.  Closes: #192812.
     - Correct dpkg manpage to refer to --force-remove-reinstreq instead of
       -non-existant --force-reinstreq option.  Closes: #232831.
     - Correct documentation of --compare-versions arguments.  Closes: #232317.
     - Correct usage of "et al" to "et al.".  Closes: #230751.
     - Add dpkg-reconfigure(8) to SEE ALSO section of dpkg(8).  Closes: #233282.
     - Suggest packages that provide additional functionality in the dpkg
       manpage.  Closes: #81355.
     - Suggest dselect update in description of dpkg --update-avail.
       Closes: #206163.
     - Suggest aptitude as well as dselect.  Closes: #217042.
     - Suggest fakeroot for dpkg-source -r.  Closes: #175897.
     - Correct documentation of start-stop-daemon.  Closes: #41554, #211856.
     - Correct documentation of start-stop-daemon manpage to refer to --retry
       alongside --stop.  Closes: #204691.
     - Add note that start-stop-daemon will chdir("/") unless -d is specified.
       Closes: #217823, #218060.
     - Correct documentation of dpkg-query --list.  Closes: #232639.
     - Correct invalid use of &quot; within update-alternatives(8) with .BR.
       Closes: #244624.
     - Rewrite description of dpkg-source -i to indicate the intent of the
       default setting rather than the exact exclusions.  Closes: #227169.
     - Correct documentation of dpkg-statoverride --update.  Closes: #85079.
     - Correct documentation of update-alternatives --install.  Closes: #179648.
     - Documented dpkg:Version and dpkg:UpstreamVersion substvars.
       Closes: #85815, #85818.
     - Fix spelling error in utils/md5sum.1.  Closes: #250281.
     - Replace "&c." with the slightly clearer "etc.".  Closes: #235773.
     - Correct various typos.  Closes: #219623, #221235.
   * Updated Translations:
     - Catalan (Jordi Mallach).
     - French (Christian Perrier).  Closes: #246359.
     - Italian (Lele Gaifax).
     - Japanese manpages (KISE Hiroshi).  Closes: #248483.
     - Russian (Nikolai Prokoschenko).  Closes: #249254.
     - Spanish manpages (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #246158, #246159, #246160,
       #246161, #246162, #246163, #251830.
   * New Translations:
     - German start-stop-daemon and update-alternatives manpages
       (Helge Kreutzmann).  Closes: #247116, #249454.
     - Spanish dpkg-scansources manpage (Ruben Porras).  Closes: #246164.
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 4bc9129933db0c7b0785a489c97731dc 1276700 base required dpkg_1.10.22_i386.deb
 e0475bfa90adb09db43e61eda465c362 119716 base required dselect_1.10.22_i386.deb
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