Re: namespace conflict != package Conflict?
Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 12-Jun-05, 02:27 (CDT), Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >From my reading of your package description for cogito,
> > the name GIT (the version control system) doesn't seem to
> > mean anything in particular. So renaming it would not be a big loss.
> The upstream name isn't going to change. There are probably already
> more users of GIT-the-VCS than GIT-the-tools. So if you rename git for
> Debian, we are very likely going to to be incompatible.
> Just Conflict with the git package. The overlapping user base is likely
> to be nil.
There is at least one user that wants both... I got a bug report about
this before I made cogito.deb Conflict with git.deb. (Then of course
I was told that that was the wrong approach, so I _removed_ cogito's
/usr/bin/git and removed the Conflict with git.deb.)
But I agree totally with you. I'd much rather conflict with GNU
Interactive Tools and have git-the-vcs be compatible with non-debian
universe. That seems like the lesser of two evils. But everyone else
on debian-devel seems to want it the other way so I gave in for now.