Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
Thanks for the feedback on my previous draft; here's a revised ballot.
I propose a ballot as follows - if no-one suggests further options in
the mean time, I will call for a vote on this ballot on Tuesday, after
the weekend of public holidays.
From a procedural point of view, I am formally withdrawing both ballot
options I proposed in <[🔎] email@example.com>
(thus voiding that process per constitution 22.214.171.124), and starting afresh.
There are two "rename" programs - the perl rename, and the util-linux
rename. Debian and its derivatives have shipped the perl rename as
/usr/bin/rename, whilst other distributions (e.g. Fedora) have shipped
the util-linux rename thus. The two implementations are incompatible.
Users might reasonably desire both implementations to be available on
the same system; they are designed to meet different needs.
Backwards-compatibility (and the lack of a compelling argument that
rename from util-linux should replace perl rename) means that
/usr/bin/rename in Debian should remain the perl rename.
Prior to bullseye, util-linux's rename was shipped as
/usr/bin/rename.ul; Debian's users who wish to use util-linux's rename
will expect it to be in this location.
The Technical Committee overrides the util-linux maintainer, and
requires that util-linux's rename should be shipped in a binary package
built from src:util-linux. If this package Conflicts with the rename
package, then it should not contain any other binaries.
The Technical Committee further requires that this binary should be
shipped as /usr/bin/rename.ul
A: Override util-linux maintainer, approve entire resoltuion
B: Override util-linux maintainer, approve only first paragraph of
N: None of the above