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

Michael Prokop mika at debian.org
Mon Oct 5 13:32:21 UTC 2009

* Christophe Monniez <christophe.monniez at fccu.be> [20091005 15:20]:
> Le lundi 05 octobre 2009 à 13:46 +0200, Vince Mulhollon a écrit :

> > 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:
> http://git.debian.org/?p=forensics/afflib.git;a=commitdiff;h=5b870b00b2c62dc94648178f0de1e9573cab60fa

Thanks, appreciated.

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

ACK from my side.

> 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 :-)

ACK, very short command names are calling for troubles in the long

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