Bug 221089 - Missing information in alternatives man page
Missing information in alternatives man page
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: chkconfig (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-01-01 12:47 EST by RB
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:04 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.3.31-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-01-01 23:00:57 EST
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Description RB 2007-01-01 12:47:27 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061107 Fedora/ Firefox/

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):
chkconfig  1.3.30 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  man alternatives

Actual Results:
Description of priority flag is missing.

Expected Results:
Each argument should be explained in the man page.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2007-01-01 23:00:57 EST
It's described somewhat in the 'DESCRIPTION' field.

More info added in CVS, will be in 1.3.31-1. Thanks!

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