update-alternatives - Alternative management system

Distribution: ROSA 2014.1
Repository: ROSA Main x86_64
Package name: update-alternatives
Package version: 1.17.1
Package release: 3-rosa2014.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 47.33 KB
Download size: 26.22 KB
Official Mirror: mirror.rosalab.ru
update-alternatives creates, removes, maintains and displays information about the symbolic links comprising the alternatives system. It is possible for several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For example, many systems have several text editors installed at once. This gives choice to the users of a system, allowing each to use a different editor, if desired, but makes it difficult for a program to make a good choice of editor to invoke if the user has not specified a particular preference.


  • /usr/sbin/alternatives
  • /usr/sbin/update-alternatives
  • update-alternatives == 1.17.1-3:2014.1

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install update-alternatives rpm package:
      # urpmi update-alternatives


    • /etc/alternatives
    • /usr/sbin/alternatives
    • /usr/sbin/update-alternatives
    • /usr/share/man/man8/update-alternatives.8.xz
    • /var/lib/alternatives
    • /var/lib/rpm/alternatives
    • /var/log/update-alternatives.log


    2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <alex.burmashev@rosalab.ru> 1.17.1-3 + Revision: 3722ea0 - MassBuild#440: Increase release tag