Bug#1003653: Revision of removal of rename.ul from package util-linux
On 20/04/2022 15:31, Matthew Vernon wrote:
I hereby call for a vote on the following ballot. Unless a TC member
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result is no longer in doubt.
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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.
===Begin Resolution A
The Technical Committee overrides the util-linux maintainer, and
requires that util-linux's rename should be shipped as
/usr/bin/rename.ul in a binary package built from src:util-linux. The
package containing rename.ul must not conflict with the rename package
nor divert /usr/bin/rename.
===End Resolution A
Resolution A wins, with 7 first preference votes (and no other votes).