update-alternatives doesn't appear to work with inetutils-traceroute

Bug #1249716 reported by Ken Sharp on 2013-11-10
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Bug Description

Not sure if this is caused by this package or is a bug in the dpkg package which provides update-alternatives.

Following install of inetutils-traceroute I cannot use traceroute.

# apt-get install inetutils-traceroute
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
  inetutils-traceroute
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/37.3 kB of archives.
After this operation, 183 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package inetutils-traceroute.
(Reading database ... 258682 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking inetutils-traceroute (from .../inetutils-traceroute_2%3a1.8-6_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up inetutils-traceroute (2:1.8-6) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/inetutils-traceroute to provide /usr/bin/traceroute (traceroute) in auto mode.
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/locale: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/man: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/gnome/help: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/omf: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML: 0 KiB

Total disk space freed by localepurge: 0 KiB

# traceroute
-bash: /usr/sbin/traceroute: No such file or directory
# which traceroute
/usr/bin/traceroute
# ll /usr/bin/traceroute
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Nov 10 03:31 /usr/bin/traceroute -> /etc/alternatives/traceroute*

This is a broken link.

But:

# update-alternatives --list traceroute
/usr/bin/inetutils-traceroute

I have previously installed the traceroute package but removed this as inetutils-traceroute is more reliable.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: inetutils-traceroute 2:1.8-6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-56.86-generic-pae 3.2.51
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-56-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Nov 10 03:33:01 2013
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120817.3)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: inetutils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120817.3)
MarkForUpload: True
Package: dpkg 1.16.1.2ubuntu7.2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-56.86-generic-pae 3.2.51
Tags: precise
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-56-generic-pae i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :
description: updated
summary: - update-alternatives doesn't appear to work
+ update-alternatives doesn't appear to work with inetutils-traceroute
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Looking at the package contents I think this may be a bug in dpkg rather than inetutils-traceroute.

affects: inetutils (Ubuntu) → dpkg (Ubuntu)
tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

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