Bug 249768 - packages contains wrongly named "cancel" manual when build with "alternatives"
Summary: packages contains wrongly named "cancel" manual when build with "alternatives"
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 434967
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Reported: 2007-07-26 21:27 UTC by Christian Krause
Modified: 2008-02-26 16:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-31 14:36:35 UTC
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Description Christian Krause 2007-07-26 21:27:25 UTC
Description of problem:
cups uses the "alternatives" technology and so it calls the following script
during installation:
/usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/lpr print /usr/bin/lpr.cups 40 \
         --slave /usr/bin/lp print-lp /usr/bin/lp.cups \
         --slave /usr/bin/lpq print-lpq /usr/bin/lpq.cups \
         --slave /usr/bin/lprm print-lprm /usr/bin/lprm.cups \
         --slave /usr/bin/lpstat print-lpstat /usr/bin/lpstat.cups \
         --slave /usr/bin/cancel print-cancel /usr/bin/cancel.cups \
         --slave /usr/sbin/lpc print-lpc /usr/sbin/lpc.cups \
         --slave /usr/share/man/man1/cancel.1.gz print-cancelman
/usr/share/man/man1/cancel-cups.1.gz \

In this case, "/usr/share/man/man1/cancel-cups.1.gz" is the "real" physical file
and /usr/share/man/man1/cancel.1.gz should (via
/etc/alternatives/print-cancelman) to the real one.

Unfortunately the cancel-manual is not named "cancel-cups.1.gz" but only
"cancel.1.gz" instead. So the link /etc/alternatives/print-cancelman points is

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install cups
Additional info:
The problem can be fixed by applying the following patch to cups.spec:
--- cups.spec.old       2007-07-13 11:49:07.000000000 +0200
+++ cups.spec   2007-07-26 23:19:01.000000000 +0200
@@ -202,7 +202,7 @@
 cd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_sbindir}
 mv lpc lpc.cups
 cd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_mandir}/man1
-for i in lp lpq lpr lprm lpstat; do
+for i in cancel lp lpq lpr lprm lpstat; do
        mv $i.1 $i-cups.1
 cd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_mandir}/man8

The patch basically adds the "cancel" manual to the list of manual files which
should be moved to *-cups so that they can be used with the mentioned
"alternatives" script.

There is only one small problem: after updating, the links are still broken
until the next call of "alternatives --config print"

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