Bug 830866 - use update-alternatives --slave
use update-alternatives --slave
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vala (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michel Alexandre Salim
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-11 10:33 EDT by Christophe Fergeau
Modified: 2013-08-01 01:04 EDT (History)
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Description Christophe Fergeau 2012-06-11 10:33:16 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
       link group.

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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