Re: Binaries with the same name
David Paleino <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Frank Küster <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 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).
I've always read functionality in this context as meaning the API, not the
general task the program does.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>