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[opensuse-buildservice] Using update-alternatives
Hello all

I've been trying to make a package for a couple of days, to automatically install a pair of alternate jar and set them as the actual choice in update-alternatives.

The first jars & the alternate is set up by Sun JRE, line 458 to 476 here: <>
My package is meant to install the Sun-provived alternatives of those jars (whose interest is to lift cryptography limitation). It's here: <>

My problem is that after installation, in /etc/alternives I have:
jce_1.6.0_sun_local_policy -> /usr/lib64/jvm-private/java-1_6_0-sun/jce/vanilla/local_policy.jar
jce_1.6.0_sun_us_export_policy -> /usr/lib64/jvm-private/java-1_6_0-sun/jce/vanilla/US_export_policy.jar
jce_1.6.0_sun_local_policy*.rpm-new* -> /usr/share/java/jce/local_policy.jar

The expected result being:
jce_1.6.0_sun_local_policy -> /usr/share/java/jce/local_policy.jar
jce_1.6.0_sun_us_export_policy -> /usr/share/java/jce/US_export_policy.jar

An "update-alternatives --all" end up giving me the following:
There are 2 alternatives which provide `jce_1.6.0_sun_local_policy*.rpm-new*
(option 1 & 2)
Press enter to ...
update-alternatives: unable to make /usr/*lib*/jvm /java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0/jre/lib/security/local_policy.jar.*rpm-tmp* a symlink t /etc/alternatives/jce_1.6.0_sun_local_policy.*rpm-new*: No such file or directoy

So... that's it. I don't understand why and how rpm installation enforce a rpm-new on update-alternates stuff during postinstall step... I guess I can't just add a %files /etc/alternates/jce*, ... plus, why /usr/lib/ instead of /usr/lib64 ? rpm --eval %_libdir give me a proper /usr/lib64...

I can't think about anything that may work properly. Please help ?

Thanks in advance,

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