Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
Re: Chris Hofstaedtler
> > * which binary package should contain the util-linux rename?
> > - bsdextrautils
> > - something else
> util-linux-extra. Unrelatedly, other non-essential binaries from
> util-linux should also move into this package, but this is only
> tangentially related.
I like that package name.
> > * where should it be installed?
> > - /usr/bin
> > - something else?
> > * should there be a Conflicts or Breaks relation with the perl rename?
> I think this will be necessary.
The problem here is that if ul-extra contains things besides rename,
and it conflicts with the perl rename, people will rightfully complain
that they can't install /usr/bin/fincore-from-ul-extra and
/usr/bin/rename-from-perl at the same time.
Or would you solve that using alternatives, without the conflicts?
(Fwiw I believe the strict rule "alternatives only for compatible
interfaces" doesn't apply here - we are looking for a workaround, and
there is no rule saying that only hacks X, Y, Z must be used for
these. If alternatives are the best tool for the job, it should be