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Re: [Debian-med-packaging] Bug#503367: plink: file conflict with putty-tools

Le Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 06:07:11PM +0300, Teodor a écrit :
> IMO a simple "Conflicts: putty-tools" is enough. If they provide the
> same functionality than an "alternative" is better than conflicting
> with each other.

Hello Tedor,

thanks for the feedback, but this would be against our Policy, because the two
files competing for the same name do not provide the same functionality:

  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. See Maintainer Scripts, Section 3.9 and Conflicting
  binary packages - Conflicts, Section 7.4 respectively.) If this case happens,
  one of the programs must be renamed. The maintainers should report this to the
  debian-devel mailing list and try to find a consensus about which program will
  have to be renamed. If a consensus cannot be reached, both programs must be


Have a nice weekend,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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