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Re: Library namespace conflicts

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 04:53:28PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> Hello,
> 	So here I am trying to package fragroute, by Dug Song.  I've
> done a pretty big overhaul of libevent and fragroute source trees when I
> notice that the "libdnet" that fragroute depends on is not the DECnet
> library: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libdnet.html
> 	Instead, it is his _own_ library, available here:
> http://libdnet.sourceforge.net/
> 	Now it looks like OpenBSD already has his version in the ports
> tree, so it is the canonical name _somewhere_.  What do I do?  I can't
> just rename the package, because both libraries provide libdnet.a.
> Sending patches upstream has elicited no response; so I'm pretty sure
> that an e-mail asking him to rename his library is going to be equally
> fruitful.  *sigh*

I noticed libdnet.sf.net a while ago and though "oh dear that's going to cause
a problem".

In my defence I'd like to say I probably have the prior claim to the name
because a libdnet was in Ultrix in the 1980s :-)

DECnet maintainer

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