Bug 4275

Summary: no warning about alternatives left unprocessed in case of error while updating
Product: Sisyphus Reporter: kirill <kirill>
Component: alternativesAssignee: placeholder <placeholder>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2 CC: at, glebfm, ldv, mike, placeholder
Version: unstable   
Hardware: all   
OS: Linux   

Description kirill 2004-06-01 21:56:33 MSD
If an error occurs while updating alternatives (e.g. update-alternatives script 
was called to create a symlink in nonexisting directory) only error message
appears about this particular error, but nohing says that all other alternatives
since the moment error occured will be left unprocessed. In effect, broken 
alternatives appear in the system, and there's no direct connection with erroneous
package so it won't very easy to trace an error.

Simple way to resolve this will be to add after a message about real error a
warning message that "all subsequent alternatives will be left unprocessed".
Comment 1 kirill 2004-06-03 13:44:21 MSD
component was set to update-alternatives (was bugzilla by mistake)
Comment 2 kirill 2004-06-03 13:46:59 MSD
reassigned to inger@
Comment 3 inger@altlinux.org 2004-08-12 14:39:37 MSD
новая версия вроде как уже должна продолжать работать. 
Comment 4 Mikhail Gusarov 2008-02-15 23:07:40 MSK
Надеюсь, что не актуально. Однако, REMIND'ю, как попрошено в статусе бага :)
Comment 5 Michael Shigorin 2013-08-15 16:20:56 MSK
(В ответ на комментарий №3)
> новая версия вроде как уже должна продолжать работать. 
Вроде не вылазило с тех пор...