On Tue, Jun 11, Neal Gompa wrote:
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 7:38 AM Thorsten Kukuk
But a real
problem with update-alternatives is /var
There, we really mixed up everything and this does currently not work
with transactional-updates (not even really with snapshots and rollback).
I assume you're referring to /var/lib/alternatives?
Yes, that's what I mean.
A file is modified every time an admin calls update-alternatives to
change defaults and at install time.
switched to the version of alternatives shipped in chkconfig, we
could probably make adjustments to the implementation to deal with
this problem. I don't see the Debian guys wanting to change this in
their implementation, because they don't care about this problem.
I proposed already to switch some time ago, but the package maintainer
refused this ...
It probably makes sense to move it to
actually. I could easily package this up and make it a drop-in
replacement for what we have now in SUSE distributions.
Das the chkconfig variant modifies the files during every call, too?
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