Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
* Russ Allbery <email@example.com> [220121 18:11]:
> Chris Hofstaedtler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > If the util-linux rename should be made easier to use, then it should
> > become the one and only provider of /usr/bin/rename, and it should not
> > be in an essential package.
> The two programs are very, very different, and I suspect the util-linux
> version would not be suitable for what /usr/bin/rename is currently used
> for inside Debian.
I understand the perl group maintainer scripts switched to using the
/usr/bin/file-rename name. We could investigate rdeps of rename and
see what they use, and/or change them.
> [valuable history]
> They perform somewhat similar conceptual functions, but they're really
> entirely different and incompatible programs that unfortunately for a
> variety of historical reasons have ended up with the same name, not
> versions of the same basic tool.
Yeah. We could put an end to that, if we want.