plymouth-themes doesn't register all themes in alternatives system

Bug #1576391 reported by Bruno Nova on 2016-04-28
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

The plymouth-themes package installs several themes, but doesn't register all of them in the alternatives system (update-alternatives).
So, after installation, the user can't use "sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth" to change the theme, and has to register it manually.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: plymouth-themes 0.9.2-3ubuntu13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Apr 28 20:58:06 2016
DefaultPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-25 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
Lsusb:
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:a219 Suyin Corp. 1.3M WebCam (notebook emachines E730, Acer sub-brand)
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Acer Aspire 5742G
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic root=UUID=68a53fa4-4cfc-45bc-84de-762947ea37e1 ro locale=pt_PT quiet splash
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.4.0-21-generic root=UUID=68a53fa4-4cfc-45bc-84de-762947ea37e1 ro locale=pt_PT quiet splash
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/13/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
dmi.bios.version: V1.30
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: Aspire 5742G
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.board.version: V1.30
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.version: V1.30
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAcer:bvrV1.30:bd08/13/2012:svnAcer:pnAspire5742G:pvrV1.30:rvnAcer:rnAspire5742G:rvrV1.30:cvnAcer:ct10:cvrV1.30:
dmi.product.name: Aspire 5742G
dmi.product.version: V1.30
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer

Bruno Nova (brunonova) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jason Heeris (detly) wrote :

Workaround:

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/fade-in/fade-in.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/glow/glow.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/script/script.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/solar/solar.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinfinity/spinfinity.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth 100

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