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I'm not really a ubuntu and/or debian-fan/-user, but ...
The man-page for the tool suggests two directories for you
to look at (you did read the man-page, right?).
(holds links to the actual program to use, eg. editor is a
symlink to /usr/bin/vim)
Not a good place to start futzing around ...
Hmmm ... text-files, with content like:
Hmmm ... might be a good place to start toying, of course I have
NO idea whether the maintainers of deb/*bunut share that view ;}
So for example... (Assuming Luajit is not available in the --config list for /usr/bin/lua)
If The link I'm updating is /usr/bin/lua, which provides lua-interpreter. I want to add Luajit, with a priority of 90, to the /usr/bin/lua link.
I'm providing the correct answer so it will be available, for anyone who lands here from Google. I hate having high relevancy results, not provide the appropriate information. I'm aware this is a 3+ years old thread.
BTW, update-alternatives is a Debian family specific command. I wouldn't need to be told explicitly which distro someone uses, to address something implicitly distro specific.
Last edited by gnuzilla; 12-07-2011 at 06:10 PM.
Reason: Bad title
It's like when you go to the hardware store and ask where the hammers are and the (insert rediculous job title like Industrial systems technical sales associate)says "duh... what are you going to do with it?" instead of the correct answer which would be "I don't know" or "isle 4"