Bug#549638: afflib-tools and simh: error when trying to install together

Christophe Monniez christophe.monniez at fccu.be
Mon Oct 5 12:50:47 UTC 2009

Le lundi 05 octobre 2009 à 13:46 +0200, Vince Mulhollon a écrit :
> On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:35:22AM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > Package: simh,afflib-tools
> > Version: simh/3.8.1-1
> > Version: afflib-tools/3.3.6+dfsg-3
> > Usertags: edos-file-overwrite
> > 
> > This is a serious bug as it makes installation fail. Possible
> > solutions are to have the two packages conflict, to rename the common
> > file in one of the two packages, or to remove the file from one
> > package and have this package depend on the other package. File
> > diversions or a Replace relation are another possibility.
> > 
> > Here is a list of files that are known to be shared by both packages
> > (according to the Contents file for sid/amd64, which may be
> > slightly out of sync):
> > 
> >   usr/bin/s3
> > 
> OK my interpretation of the situation, is you afflib guys really need 
> the name s3 because that is the full name of the amazon s3 service
> you're trying to access, and the simh s3 is merely the short name for 
> the System/3 emulator.
> afflib folks please confirm or deny the accuracy of my interpretation.
> If I'm correct I think the logical solution is I extend the name of the 
> System/3 emulator from s3 to system3 (err I have to verify that is not
> otherwise in use... maybe I'll go sys3, who knows)
> Current status, waiting on your comments, afflib folks ...

As the s3 tool is only a testing tool in the afflib package and that
it's not essential to afflib users, I renamed the tool "s3-afflib" this
morning in git:

Anyway, I'm waiting comments from other debian-forensics members, if no
one complains, it will be uploaded.

Finally, I think that it's a good idea to change both utilities names
because, one day or another, I suspect that a real "Amazon s3" tool
could come up with the same name. And since tab completion exists, such
a short name is not needed anymore :-)

Christophe Monniez <christophe.monniez at fccu.be>

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