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Re: Binaries with the same name

On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 17:40:28 +0000 (UTC)
Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:

> 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.
> \---

(sorry for rearranging your statement)

Both programs provide the same basic functionality indeed (i.e. translations),
and the implementation is different. Why not using alternatives|Conflicts then?
(read as: I can't understand your Policy citation, since it seems you're
contradicting yourself).

However, as already stated, I'll rename the binary "ntranslate".


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