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


plink has just made it to the archive.

Teodor happened to have nicely explained my objections to rename plink.

Dear Colin, if you don't mind too much, or if you could be bribed with a
few beers, please be so kind to rename the plink binary package.

Many thanks and best regards,

Steffen (who should have checked and asked prior to his upload)

Teodor schrieb:
> 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.
> Thanks
> ----
> piti:~# dpkg -L putty-tools
> [snip]
> /usr/bin/pscp
> /usr/bin/psftp
> /usr/bin/plink
> /usr/bin/puttygen

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