Bug#284941: dpkg: update-alternatives manpage has inconsistent --install options
At the top of the update-alternatives manpage, options for --install
are listed as:
update-alternatives [options] --install link name path priority
Down below, under Actions, it is listed as:
--install gen link alt pri
which is a bit confusing, since 'link' is used in a completely
different way and in a different position. The top version is
consistent with the output from update-alternatives when run with no
command-line options, and the explanation there:
<name> is the name in /etc/alternatives.
<path> is the name referred to.
<link> is the link pointing to /etc/alternatives/<name>.
<priority> is an integer; options with higher numbers are chosen.
is clearer than the explanation in the manpage under Actions. I
recommend rewriting Actions to match the other two.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (9990, 'unstable'), (850, 'unstable'), (400, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-rc5
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US)
Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii dselect 1.10.23 a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii libc6 2.3.2.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
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