Bug 151285 - Using update-altenatives doesn't work
Summary: Using update-altenatives doesn't work
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-usermgmt   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Enrico Scholz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-03-16 17:56 UTC by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-18 08:23:46 UTC
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fedora-usermgmt-altenatives.diff (916 bytes, patch)
2005-03-16 17:57 UTC, Mark McLoughlin
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-16 17:56:52 UTC
If you try to use the "predictable user-creation" part of fedora-usermgmt by:

/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --set fedora-usermgmt \

it doesn't seem to change the behaviour at all because the wrapper script
doesn't use the alternatives indirection.

Attaching a patch which fixes it for me.

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-16 17:57:37 UTC
Created attachment 112053 [details]

Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2005-03-16 18:45:33 UTC
mmh... you should have a symlink

| /etc/fedora/usermgmt/scripts -> /etc/alternatives/fedora-usermgmt

which is created by the

| /usr/sbin/update-alternatives --install /etc/fedora/usermgmt/scripts fedora-usermgmt /etc/fedora/usermgmt/scripts.legacy 60

%post scriptlet of the -shadow-utils subpackage.

So the tools are right in looking for the script at
'/etc/fedora/usermgmt/scripts'. Do you have a reproducible example
which demonstrates your problems?

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-18 08:23:46 UTC
Okay, apologies - this must have somehow been my mistake. It works fine just as
you describe.

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