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Re: Binaries with the same name

sean finney <seanius <at> debian.org> writes:

> while i don't have any specific knowledge or interest in the details of this 
> particular problem, i'd just add since you haven't mentioned it as an 
> alternative that you could always Conflict with the package in question while 
> waiting for a resolution.

This is not possible; it would be a RC bug:

/--- Policy 10.1
| 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.

Regards, Frank

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