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

Hi Dom and gregor,

On Sun, Apr 10, 2022 at 03:06:56PM +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> +1 to all of this.

Thank you for your replies. They're not unexpected, but we (or at least
I) weren't entirely sure.

> Furthermore I'm troubled that this discussion rolled on for two months
> having dropped the perl folk, in a circular fashion. That doesn't seem
> to be in the spirit of cooperation alluded to in
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1003653#122

At that time, we (ctte) didn't really consider changing the
/usr/bin/rename API to be a viable option, but apparently Chris did and
that only became fully clear much later. Thus the question popped up

In any case, we now have three relevant opinions that form a
contradiction when combined:

 * Submitter: The util-linux rename implementation should be included in
 * Chris: The util-linux rename should be either /usr/bin/rename or
 * Dom/gregor: /usr/bin/rename should be perl rename.

In all of this discussion, I think we didn't have such a clear
understanding of the disagreement. It always looked solvable in a
consensual way to me. That has somewhat changed now.

The next step is checking back with Chris on whether his position could
be adjusted. I would still prefer resolving this without using special
ctte powers.


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