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Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux

Dear Dirk,

On Wed 09 Mar 2022 at 12:59pm +01, Dirk Kostrewa wrote:

> Personally, I would still prefer a "rename" entry in the alternative
> system with util-linux's rename as default, since util-linux is
> installed in every Debian system. I know, the syntaxes of util-linux's
> rename and of Perl's rename are incompatible, but a user who wants to
> use Perl's rename would probably know its syntax, would have to actively
> install its package, and would then choose Perl's rename in the
> alternative system.

Right, yes, but unfortunately this is off the table for reasons of
historical compatibility.

> If an entry in the alternative system is not wanted, for me, it would
> also be fine to have access to util-linux's rename in any PATH with any
> recognizable name. I would then create a soft-link, say,
> /usr/local/bin/rename, that points to util-linux's rename.

Hmm, if you are planning to create a symlink, then wouldn't both (A) and
(B) be okay with you?

Sean Whitton

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