[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#469432: squeeze and epwutils both ship a "squeeze" binary

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Mar 18 18:53:41 UTC 2008

On jeu, 2008-03-06 at 10:42 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 08:12:55PM +0000, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > 'Conflicts' is not an appropriate way to resolve a conflict for a
> > program name.  See policy 10.1:
> >      Two different packages must not install programs with different
> >      functionality but with the same filenames.  (The case of two programs
> >      having the same functionality but different implementations is handled
> >      via "alternatives" or the "Conflicts" mechanism.  See Section 3.9,
> >      `Maintainer Scripts' and Section 7.3, `Conflicting binary packages -
> >      `Conflicts'' respectively.) If this case happens, one of the programs
> >      must be renamed.  The maintainers should report this to the
> >      `debian-devel' mailing list and try to find a consensus about which
> >      program will have to be renamed.  If a consensus cannot be reached,
> >      _both_ programs must be renamed.
> Hi Masayuki,
> what do you think about that? Squeeze (the archive manager) is the package
> name, the binary name, the library name, and most important the software
> name). Having to rename it is a pain because users know it by this name and
> not by a name like, say squeeze-archiver or something like that.
> OTOH, squeeze (the archive manager) just entered the archive while squeeze
> (the dict files compressor) is there since a long time.
> popcon shows few users for epwutils (and a bit fewer for squeeze) so renaming
> wont touch too many people in either case:
> http://preview.tinyurl.com/39363v
> (sorry for this, I don't think there's a way to have shorts url in popcon.php
> so I used tinyurl).
> Do you think renaming squeeze to squeeze-dict (or something like that) will be
> painful?
> I'm CC:ing -devel as per policy.

As there wasn't any reply on this, would you consider the attached NMU
ok? It only renames the binary, as there is no other conflict, no
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