messes up alternatives on removal

Bug #162932 reported by James Troup on 2007-11-15
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emacs22 (Ubuntu)
Michael Olson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: emacs22

emacs22 isn't handling alternatives properly, at least on purge. To reproduce:

install emacs21
install emacs22
purge emacs22
try running 'emacs'
notice it fail with 'no such binary' because /etc/alternatives/emacs is still pointing at emacs22

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CVE References

Michael Olson (mwolson) on 2008-01-08
Changed in emacs22:
assignee: nobody → mwolson
status: New → In Progress
Luke Hoersten (lukehoersten) wrote :

This error occurs when installing emacs22 as well. Installing a fresh emacs22 with no other emacs installed does not updated the /etc/alternatives/emacs symlink.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package emacs22 - 22.1-0ubuntu10

emacs22 (22.1-0ubuntu10) hardy; urgency=low

  * debian/control: Conflict and Replace emacs22-common-non-dfsg
    (LP: #172389). Thanks to Jamie Raymond for the report.
  * debian/emacs.prerm: Remove alternatives in reverse creation order
    (LP: #162932). Thanks to James Troup for the report.
  * debian/
    - Use Applications/Editors instead of Apps/Editors as per menu policy.
    - Move menu definition for "emacs -nw" here, and delete This way, if the user installs emacs22-nox,
      they will not have an unwanted menu item added (LP: #157984).
      Thanks to Ryan for the report.
  * debian/patches:
    - feature-spell-warning.diff: New patch that displays a warning when
      spell is used and the spell binary is not installed (LP: #154989).
    - fix-comint-sudo.diff: New patch that causes comint to recognize the
      sudo prompt used by Ubuntu (LP: #162890).
    - Rename CVE-2007-6109.diff to fix-format-overflow.diff so that it
      shows up in README.Debian. Add patch header as well.
    - fix-local-vars-security.diff: Add CVE ID.
  * debian/
    - Place Ubuntu rather than Debian in the header line.
    - Add link to further explanation for why we use a separate package.
    - Clarify what "this package" means.
    - Together this fixes LP: #180164. Thanks to era for the report and
  * debian/rules: Don't build debian/ and don't call
    dh_installmenu -i.

 -- <email address hidden> (Michael W. Olson (GNU address)) Tue, 08 Jan 2008 18:00:57 -0500

Changed in emacs22:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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