[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Bug#557054: tulip-doc and libmesh-doc: error when trying to install together

Adam C Powell IV hazelsct at debian.org
Mon Nov 23 15:24:39 UTC 2009

clone 557054 -1
reassign 557054 tulip
reassign -1 libmesh

On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 21:14 +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:29:36PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > It seems that it would not be hard to resolve this by using
> > /etc/alternatives to select between the four files in these two
> > packages.  Here's what I propose (for postinst):
> > 
> > update-alternatives --install /usr/share/man/man3/std.3.gz std.3.gz  /usr/share/man/man3/std_libmesh.3.gz 10 \
> >   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Point.3.gz Point.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Point_libmesh.3.gz \
> >   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Sphere.3.gz Sphere.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Sphere_libmesh.3.gz \
> >   --slave /usr/share/man/man3/Triangle.3.gz Triangle.3.gz usr/share/man/man3/Triangle_libmesh.3.gz
> > 
> > and you can change _libmesh to _tulip, and we both undo them in prerm.
> > What do you think?
> When I saw all these manpages generated upstream, my 1st thought was that they would be better suited asi
> .3tulip section.  That way at the same time we avoid namespace clutter, and we retain the "man Point" that
> may get suggested in other places (docs, forums, etc).
> That's even something for which we could push patches to our respective upstreams.

That's an excellent idea.  I'll change libmesh in the same way, and will
push the change upstream.

I'm cloning the bug, you can close this number when you change tulip and
I'll close the new one when I change libmesh.

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