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Re: Bug#493977: ITP: embassy-phylip -- EMBOSS conversions of the programs in the phylip package

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 07:31:19PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:

>   Package name    : embassy-phylip
>   Description     : EMBOSS conversions of the programs in the phylip package
>  The embassy-phylip programs are EMBOSS conversions of the programs in
>  Joe Felsenstein's PHYLIP package, a package of programs for inferring
>  phylogenies. These programs all have the prefix "f" to distinguish them
>  from the original programs.

First of all, the description of the package should be self-contained.
If it does the same as the phylip package, then copy the description of
the phylip package, and only add at the end of the description that this
is an "EMBOSS conversion".

Then there is the question what an EMBOSS conversion entails. Why would
one want to use embassy-phylip instead of phylip? The only difference
you describe is that there is an extra "f" in the filename.

If the differences between embassy-phylip and phylip are small, then you
should suggest both upstreams to work together.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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