Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 830866
use update-alternatives --slave
Last modified: 2013-08-01 01:04:19 EDT
Description of problem:
The vala package currently install 8 alternatives:
However, I don't think it makes sense to have some of them point to vala 0.14 and others point to 0.16. Changing one should change all the others. update-alternatives has a master/slave feature to handle this:
It is often useful for a number of alternatives to be synchronised,
so that they are changed as a group; for example, when several ver‐
sions of the vi(1) editor are installed, the man page referenced by
/usr/share/man/man1/vi.1 should correspond to the executable refer‐
enced by /usr/bin/vi. alternatives handles this by means of master
and slave links; when the master is changed, any associated slaves
are changed too. A master link and its associated slaves make up a
I think the way to achieve this is something like
update-alternatives /usr/bin/vala vala /usr/bin/vala-0.16 90 --slave /usr/bin/valac valac /usr/bin/valac-0.16 --slave /usr/share/man/man1/vala.1.gz vala.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/vala-0.16.1.gz --slave ...
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