When running the command
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/latest/bin/jar 20000
in Linux I get the error
failed to read link /usr/bin/jar: No such file or directory
How can I fix this?
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It turns out the fix is to run the following commands:
sudo rm /usr/bin/jar sudo rm /var/lib/alternatives/jar sudo alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/latest/bin/jar 20000
you can confirm that the steps above worked with:
I'd say that those steps are pretty generic and could be used for other alternative applications too.
See http://johnglotzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/alternatives-install-gets-stuck-failed.html for more information.