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Re: Confusing package names and descriptions

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On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 01:34 am, Graham Wilson wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 02:08:07PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > progsreiserfs - Tools for manipulating ReiserFS filesystems
> this package use libreiserfs to do its work,
> > reiserfsprogs - User-level tools for ReiserFS filesystems
> while this one does not.
> > two packages with extremely similar names and descriptions which
> > does not tell you what the different between them might be. Reading
> > the long description I still can not find any different between
> > the two.
> progsreiserfs says in the Description field of the control file:
>  These tools differ from the standard Namesys ReiserFS tools
>  in that they use libreiserfs to do their work.
> > Do we really need both packages? And if so, can we please change
> what is the benefit of one versus the other?

AFAICT, the upstream author of progsreiserfs / libreiserfs wants to get 
the library code integrated with the upstream NameSys reiserfsprogs 
eventually, but I don't know how soon this will be happening. My main 
reason for packaging progsreiserfs is actually for the libreiserfs 
library, which GNU Parted uses for ReiserFS creation, resizing et al.

So hopefully reiserfsprogs will actually be the same as progsreiserfs, 
and I'll be able to remove progsreiserfs from the archive ... (since 
the NameSys reiserfsprogs will be producing a libreiserfs package)

I only really packaged the utility programs because they are also part 
of the upstream package ... I think it would be wrong to do otherwise.



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