Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
On 15/04/2022 07:36, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
Matthew Vernon dijo [Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 04:47:17PM +0100]:
Backwards-compatibility (and the lack of a compelling argument that
util-linux's rename is significantly superior to the perl rename) means that
/usr/bin/rename in Debian should remain the perl rename.
I'd prefer to read "that neither 'rename' implementation is superior
to the other", maybe even explaining that "they were designed out of
different needs and meet different criteria".
I intended to cover that in the first paragraph; my point here was that
there would need to be some compelling reason to change our
/usr/bin/rename implementation now (such as the util-linux one being
much better). I'll try and draft it better.