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[n8vnr@nivex.net: Bug#159974: ax25-apps: File conflict with icecast-client]

Hi all,

According to policy, this problem must be resolved by a consensus on debian-devel,
or both programs have to be renamed:

>From Chapter 11 of the policy manual:

Two different packages must not install programs with different functionality but with the same filenames. (The case of two programs having the same functionality but different implementations is handled via `alternatives' or the `Conflicts' mechanism. See Maintainer Scripts, Section 2.3.9 and Conflicting binary packages - Conflicts, Section 7.3 respectively.) If this case happens, one of the programs must be renamed. The maintainers should report this to the debian-devel mailing list and try to find a consensus about which program will have to be renamed. If a consensus cannot be reached, both programs must be renamed.

I submit that ax25-apps has had a program called listen well before 1999 when icecast was
developed (according to apt-cache show icecast-client), and has "first use" rights in this
particular case.

Let the debate begin!



Patrick Ouellette

Amateur Radio: KB8PYM 50.200, 144.200  EN81fp
ICBM: 41:38:25.476N  83:31:43.417W

--- Begin Message ---
Package: ax25-apps
Version: 0.0.6-1
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 6.5.4

6.5.4) It is an error for a package to contains files which are on the system
in another package, unless Replaces is used.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/icecast-client_1.4.0-4.1_i386.deb
 trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/listen', which is also in package ax25-apps

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux tardis 2.4.18-k6 #1 Sun Apr 14 12:43:22 EST 2002 i586

Versions of packages ax25-apps depends on:
ii  debconf                  1.0.32          Debian configuration management sy
ii  libax25                  0.0.10-1        ax25 libraries for hamradio applic
ii  libc6                    2.2.5-11.1      GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncurses5              5.2.20020112a-7 Shared libraries for terminal hand

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