[Pkg-xfce-devel] xfce4-terminal

Alexander Schmehl alexander@schmehl.info
Wed, 18 May 2005 10:11:15 +0200

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* Emanuele Rocca <ema@debian.org> [050518 00:12]:

> >  > However, I am not sure that we should supply a file with such a comm=
> >  > name as /usr/bin/Terminal. What's wrong with /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal?
> >  We should ship it as Terminal as well because upstream do.

No, we should ship it by a name our user will easy to find, and which
doesn't collide with other Files.

I for one wouldn't think an xfce4-terminal would be called /usr/bin/Terminal
(because I know, many other programms exist).

> Mmmh, I am not 100% convinced.
> It is not necessary to respect each and every upstream decision,=20
> especially when there is the possibility to invade others' namespaces.
> BTW: we could check if there are similar situations in Debian already
> and then choose how to proceed.
> (Not really sure if the 'already' in the above sentence is misplaced or
> not). ;P

And why we shouldn't do such things, you can easily check, if you
search for usr/bin/Terminal in the allready available packages [1]:

But in any case, we are to late, "terminal - a Terminal Emulator for
GNUstep" already has a /usr/bin/Terminal, that would mean, that you
couldn't install both, xfce4-terminal and this GNUstep terminal, which
did the same failure we are going to do.

Yours sincerely,

  1: http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?word=3Dusr%2Fbin=

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