Re: Request for Comments: Planned removal of ddrescue
Hello Mika et all,
Michael Prokop wrote:
I'm the maintainer of the ddrescue and gddrescue packages.
I plan to drop the ddrescue package.
IMHO dropping the gddrescue package and moving GNU ddrescue to the
ddrescue package (replacing dd_rescue) is the least confusing solution
for the users in the long term.
I suppose such replacement may be complicated and create a lot of
problems in the short term, but I still think it is the best solution in
the long term.
I guess many people expect to find GNU ddrescue in the ddrescue package,
and if this package is dropped they may wrongly conclude that Debian
does not provide GNU ddrescue instead of searching for the, unknown to
them, gddrescue package.
And as 1) the executable names are different, and 2) ddrescue is mainly
used by humans instead of scripts, maybe the short term problems created
by the proposed replacement aren't so serious after all.