etc alternatives craziness
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:56:23 UTC 2009
Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> Ed Lazerus wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Christopher Chan <
>> christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
>>>> I screwed nothing up, I did not like the very old versions of lynx,
>>>> and amsn, so i used synaptic to completely remove them, then i
>>>> installed the source for lynx, and built amsn using make deb, so
>>>> ubuntu screwed up
>>>> by not removing whatever it wants in /etc/alternatives given I used
>>>> complete remove option.
>>> Yes you did. This is how Ubuntu was built and you will find the same I
>>> suspect in other distributions that are more recent.
>> If this is true, then ubuntu is not for me, if I wish dictatorship in
>> operating system, I'll use windows!
>> To expect someone to know this must be done a certain way is unreasonable
>> and not good for linux.
> /me rotfl
>> You should have built your new amsn according to the layout the Ubuntu
>>> amsn package uses and then upgrade or done a source compile installation
>>> into /opt and adjusted the symlinks accordingly in /etc/alternatives.
>> it should run regardless, again, dictatorship, to expect people to know to
>> link to this that links to that, is lamer material.
> You are free to build your Linux distribution. Be your own dictator!
>> thank you for your words, I know going to install opensuse which does not
>> from googling use this stupid messy alternatives rubbish.
> Hey Eddie, don't let the door hit you on the way out! Oh BTW, don't come
> back without eating humble pie after you see this:
> Some people have to learn how to read. I specifically said other
> distributions also use alternatives. /me rolls eyes.
Don't forget the grass is greener in the other place. I was
amazed to see that all my Ubuntu versions have the directory
and until Eddie showed up I had never known it existed. So he
did educate me. But I learned long ago, do not change things
in those directories full of machine generated stuff. Look but
do not touch!
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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