Bug#341928: dangling symlink for rmic man page

Wolfgang Baer WBaer at gmx.de
Mon Dec 5 07:46:15 UTC 2005

Hi Olafur,

Olafur Jens Sigurdsson wrote:
> Package: kaffe
> Version: 2:1.1.6-3
> Hi, my cron job turns up the following error:
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/rmic.1.gz is a dangling symlink
> and checking the file gives that it is a symlink to
> /etc/alternatives/rmic.1.gz
> which is a broken symlink to /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/man/man1/rmic.1.gz
> instead of /usr/share/man/man1/rmic.kaffe.1.gz like I suspect it
> should be.

This is/was caused by a bug in java-gcj-compat which registers a rmic
alternative but has not the files in the package and therefore
kills all rmic link stuff. This should be resolved in the latest
java-gcj-compat package. However the problem will only be fixed
by either upgrading kaffe (but we have no new upstream yet)
or installing the java-gcj-compat-dev package.

A manual fix will be:

update-alternative --auto rmic

which will fix it back to kaffe.
Or use --config to select manual the alternative.

I will leave this bug open for the next time as this apparently the
second bug report against kaffe for this java-gcj-compat issue.


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