Bug 151285 - Using update-altenatives doesn't work
Using update-altenatives doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-usermgmt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-03-16 12:56 EST by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-18 03:23:46 EST
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fedora-usermgmt-altenatives.diff (916 bytes, patch)
2005-03-16 12:57 EST, Mark McLoughlin
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-16 12:56:52 EST
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 12:57:37 EST
Created attachment 112053 [details]
Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2005-03-16 13:45:33 EST
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 03:23:46 EST
Okay, apologies - this must have somehow been my mistake. It works fine just as
you describe.

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