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    galternatives buttons not clickable

    galternatives is a convenient gui tool for switching between several versions of the same application (update-alternatives in the cli) in 14.04 I cannot add new paths and if I do this with the command line "sudo update-alternatives install.." the new path to the alternative shows up but not clickable. Since galternatives works in 13.10 and it is exactly the same version and build in 14.04 I think the problem lies elsewhere in 14.04 and probably some other applications also exhibit the same symptom.

    Any thought or comment? Probably not too many people use this tools but I think I should give it a try..

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    Re: galternatives buttons not clickable

    Does not work on other de sessions either (lxde and gnome-session-flashback metacity) so it has apparently nothing to do with unity/compiz as I have suspected.

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    Re: galternatives buttons not clickable

    Yeah, galternatives is unusable on 14.04 LTS. Shame.

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    Re: galternatives buttons not clickable

    Men's work (CLI) should be left to men not to the boys (GUI)...

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    Re: galternatives buttons not clickable

    Quote Originally Posted by zika View Post
    Men's work (CLI) should be left to men not to the boys (GUI)...
    Well everything can be done in CLI, but gui is convenient and I don't have to always check minor details like whether it should be 'sudo update-alternatives --configure' or 'sudo update-alternatives --config'. Real men have better use of their memory (as in the brain) than to memorize incantations and better use of their time than learning fast typing.

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    Re: galternatives buttons not clickable

    In case anyone interested, I fixed galternatives and repacked the deb. I've uploaded it to http://www.tusfiles.net/73ubmk8jlv50.

    galternatives mistakenly referenced /usr/sbin/update-alternatives instead of /usr/bin/update-alternatives. So all references to it have been replaced.

    Alternatively, you can create a link via `sudo ln /usr/sbin/update-alternatives /usr/bin`. This should work as well but the link may get removed during upgrades, etc.

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