[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#522545: Bug#522545: bash-completion: configuration file conflict with mtx

David Paleino d.paleino at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 08:03:38 UTC 2009

# explanation for this later...
clone 522545 -1
reassign -1 mtx
retitle -1 please update bash-completion
owner -1 bash-completion-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
user -1 bash-completion-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
usertags -1 move-completions-upstream

Hello Bdale,

On Sun, 05 Apr 2009 18:41:15 -0600, Bdale Garbee wrote:

> On Sat, 2009-04-04 at 21:03 +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> > > processing /var/cache/debtorrent/ftp.pl.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-all/pool/main/b/bash-completion/bash-completion_1.0-1_all.deb
> > > (--unpack): trying to overwrite `/etc/bash_completion.d/mtx', which is
> > > also in package mtx
> > 
> > Is the version in mtx updated? If not, I'd suggest mtx's maintainer (CCed)
> > to grab the one from bash-completion's git repo.
> > 
> > http://git.debian.org/?p=bash-completion/bash-completion.git;a=blob_plain;f=contrib/mtx;hb=a4c9bdc1774d234f322d214cf7636c10bd2db1c0
> So, what's the right strategy for these?  I added the file in Feb 2004
> on request from Jon Middleton, per Debian bug #227456.  I haven't given
> it a single thought since then...
> Does it make sense for me to continue to include the bash completion
> file in the mtx package,

Please do so, as already replied by Luk.

> or should I instead stop including it and add a suggests on bash-completion
> to the package dependencies?

Please don't.
We're planning to "purg" bash-completion from third-party files -- we're going
to give only a framework people can use to write completions. Yes, we'll also
help writing completions (or do that on our own), but those will be
maintained/packaged/submitted upstream (not sure about maintained, but this is
another question).

As suggested by Luk, I've given the completion a look. I'm attaching a "general
patch", since I don't have one of those devices mtx controls :) (so I'm not
really able to parse "mtx status" for tapes and drives)

The most notable thing is:

+    cur=`_get_cword`

(the rest of the patch is "preventive")

Also, I kindly ask you to use dh_bash-completion: we're soon going to change
directory layout structure (yes, we'll have some compatibility level), and I'll
update dh_bash-completion accordingly when this happens. dh_bash-completion(1)
is your friend :)

(basically, your package needs no modifications to use it. Just the patch I'm
attaching ;) -- the above quoted fragment *must* be applied)

Thank you,

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