Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65850
alternatives man page has errors and inconsistencies
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:27:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
In the alternatives(8) man page it currently says:
When it SHOULD (according to how /sbin/alternatives operates) be
The text for both --auto and --display should be adjusted as well.
Also, to be consistent, in the section describing --install, replace all
occurances of "gen" with "name".
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This fix is important, possibly justifying an errata release as the currently
shipping (incorrect) man page is the ONLY(1) source of documentation from Red
Hat on /sbin/alternatives.
It would be nice to see something in the Reference Guide or Customization Guide.
1, Well, there is --help too (which is correct) if you consider it documentation.
BTW, I'm doing my duty, as the man page says:
If you find any discrepancy between the operation of alternatives and this
manual page, it is a bug, either in the implementation or the documentation;
please report it.
Fixed in 1.3.7-1.