Re: Cleaning Up Alternatives
On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 12:49:18PM +0300, David Baron wrote:
> /etc/alternatives has a zillion dangling symlinks. Seems these got set
> somewhere along the line but were never cleaned up as programs were moved,
> upgraded, removed.
> How does one clean up this mess conveniently?
I don't know about conveniently. Dangling symlinks happen if you
overrode auto config with a manual selection then deleted the package
that it points to. You need to revert those alternatives to auto mode.
I think you have to do this for each affected alternative; I don't see a
way to update-alternative --auto [--all-dangling].
So, if vi is a dangling symlink:
update-alternatives --auto vi
will fix it.