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Bug#994275: Reverting breaking changes in debianutils


On Sat 16 Oct 2021 at 05:50AM GMT, Clint Adams wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 01:05:50PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
>>    The debianutils package must continue to provide the tempfile(1)
>>    program until a compatible utility is available in a package that is
>>    at least transitively essential in Debian 12.
> Could you define "a compatible utility"?

I think it would be equivalent to the sense of compatibility that's
relevant when deciding whether two utilities can share a name managed by
the alternatives system?  So, a utility which behaves the same as
cjwatson-which when invoked in the ways in which cjwatson-which is
validly invoked, possibly with some additional command line switches and
the like.

Sean Whitton

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