Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
As an end user I wish to register an objection to any solution to this bug that makes it impossible for me to install a Debian system where, out of the box, "rename" in the default PATH is the Perl rename. This is what my fingers expect, and what dozens of non-packaged scripts rely on.
(I say "the default PATH" and "out of the box" because I _can_ always put a symlink in $HOME/.local/bin or /usr/local/bin, regardless of what packages do, but that's an extra step that may not be tracked by configuration management and may not apply to all processes.)
I recognize that there are people coming to Debian from environments where there is precisely the opposite expectation, but I think backward compatibility with the environment Debian has provided for many years is, in this case, more important.