Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64511
alternatives assumes incorrectly, gives bad directions
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:27:18 EDT
Description of Problem:
The alternatives command, when it says "Enter to keep the default[*]", assumes
that we haven't already choosen something else. If I configure postfix as the
mta to use, sendmail still has a "*" by it (indicating that it is the system
default), but "Enter to keep the default[*]" isn't true.... it doesn't keep (or
set) the sendmail[*] default. It shouldn't... it is supposed to keep _MY_
default[+] (which is postfix). So the bug isn't alternatives behavior, just the
wording of what exactly pressing enter will do.
Perhaps it should say:
"Press enter to keep the current choice[+], or type selection number:"
This bug could perhaps be fixed before translations for the next release become
an issue. Marking this bug as Beta Program only.
Same old bug... and so easy to fix too!
This can't be that big of a change:
Press enter to keep the current choice[+], or type selection number:
Has the string freeze happened yet?
Fixed in 1.3.7-1.
make that 1.3.8-1