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Re: Binaries with the same name

David Paleino <d.paleino@gmail.com> writes:
> Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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