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

Le Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:59:50AM +1100, Brian May a écrit :
> If we rename plink in putty (I think that is what you are asking?), that 
> it going to make our version of putty inconsistent with every other 
> putty package out there. This program is often used by scripts, they 
> will break too.

Hi Brian, Steffen, and everybody,

while what was written above about plink in putty is also true for plink in
plink, I agree that in this case it would be better to keep Putty's and changes

I had a disucssion with Upstream (that I forgot to CC to Steffen), in which he
acknowledged that they unfortunately did not think about possible issues in an
extended namespace when deciding for a name, as their program started as an
internal project first. He proposed 'snplink' for Debian, as it nicely
summarises what the tool does: linking SNPs.

Have a nice day,

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

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