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

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 08:18:23PM +0300, Teodor wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
> > Both programs are intended for command line, and could be used in
> > scripts. We may even find users who want to install both at the same
> > time. Very annoying…
> >
> > Since Plink is younger than Putty, I think that the burden of the
> > renaming is for us (the Debian Med packaging team). I plan to rename
> > /usr/bin/plink to /usr/bin/Plink, that would be a symbolic link to
> > /usr/lib/plink/plink so that with an appropriate PATH, users can rescue
> > their scripts.
> Since renaming seems to be the only solution, than IMO it is more
> appropriate to rename 'plink' in putty-tools than in the plink
> packages since this is exactly the source/binary package name. This
> has been done already in putty-tools for the 'puttygen' binary.

As Adam said, puttygen hasn't been renamed; this is the upstream name.

Since as Charles said the debian-med plink is younger, and putty's plink
may well be embedded in people's environment variables and such, I'd
much rather that debian-med's program change its name since they seem to
be willing to do so.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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