Re: Intend to orphan pscan.
On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 04:15:40PM +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
> Charles Plessy wrote:
> > I would like to know if it is OK that I orphan pscan and open a
> > discussion about its removal.
> This is a pretty rude thing to do. It is not because a package does
> have conflicting files with yours that you should remove it. Few ideas:
> * simply use Conflict: pscan
> * rename your bin/pscan into something else
> * if the pscan you're packagin provides a similar functionality, why
> not setup a system of alternatives ?
> I would go for the first, as, according to popcon stats, this is
> unlikely to cause any problems to the users of the package you plan to
If the programs don't do the same thing, option #1 is prohibited by policy.
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