Re: /etc/alternatives not working properly
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On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:55:37PM +0000, Wackojacko wrote:
> >>It certainly does, I do not have all of these symlinks. Obviously, I
> >>can create them manually but I would prefer to know why they disappeared
> >>in the first place. What command is suppose to create them?
> >Hi Wackojacko,
> >My guess would be to use 'aptitude reinstall' on the packages that
> >contain the alternative.
> Tried this on sun-java packages and still no /usr/bin/java
> >Or maybe purge/install, but that would be much
> >harder to do if there are dependencies involved.
> No go on this either?
> >I'd expect symlinks to
> >be created with postinstall scripts, so you may want to re-run them.
> >Those scripts are in /var/lib/dpkg/info/$PKG.postinstall and are usually
> >bash scripts.
> Me too but having reinstalled java it didn't work :(. Also some of the
> links that are missing don't have postinstall scripts I could find.
> Thanks for looking.
this should be the answer. you and I both have java installed and I
looked for the elusive /usr/bin/java with:
grep /usr/bin/java /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.postinst
This turned up: /var/lib/dpkg/info/gij-4.1.postinst
This script creates it.
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