Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221089
Missing information in alternatives man page
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:04:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
The section of the man page copied below does not describe the priority flag
needed when running alternatives --install
--install link name path pri [--slave slink sname spath] [--initscript
Add a group of alternatives to the system. name is the generic
name for the master link, link is the name of its symlink, and
path is the alternative being introduced for the master link.
sname, slink and spath are the generic name, symlink name and
alternative for a slave link, and service is the name of any
associated initscript for the alternative. NOTE: --initscript
is a Red Hat Linux specific option. Zero or more --slave
options, each followed by three arguments, may be specified.
If the master symlink specified exists already in the alterna-
tives system’s records, the information supplied will be added
as a new set of alternatives for the group. Otherwise, a new
group, set to automatic mode, will be added with this informa-
tion. If the group is in automatic mode, and the newly added
alternatives’ priority is higher than any other installed alter-
natives for this group, the symlinks will be updated to point to
the newly added alternatives.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man alternatives
Description of priority flag is missing.
Each argument should be explained in the man page.
It's described somewhat in the 'DESCRIPTION' field.
More info added in CVS, will be in 1.3.31-1. Thanks!