bsdmainutils should use update-alternatives for hd symlink

Bug #935891 reported by pi-rho
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bsdmainutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

bsdmainutils uses update-alternatives for its write and from utilities, but uses a symbolic link (hd -> hexdump). It would be better to use update-alternatives to manage this symbolic link.

I'm attaching a patch that would add the appropriate update-alternatives command to debian/postinst. The patch also adds commands to remove usr/bin/hd and rename the hd man page to bsd-hd (the update-alternative command slaves bsd-hd.1.gz -> hd.1.gz if it is selected).

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pi-rho (pi-rho) wrote :

updated patch for completeness

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

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