Removal of java-1.6.0-sun does not remove the 'alternatives' it provides

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Issue

  • On a typical installation of java-1.6.0-sun, both the i586 and x86_64 versions are installed. However, if one of the two is removed, its alternatives are not removed. If that alternative is the default, it is then broken.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0.26-1jpp.1.el5

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