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

On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 05:57:37PM +0200, Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> On 03/04/2009, at 19.04, Steffen Moeller wrote:
>> I personally think that we should not rename it. And putty's plink
>> should not be renamed either. The two are in a technical conflict,
>> though with little  practical consequences. To me, this situation is
>> preferable over the renaning of the binary of  either.
> Couldn't this be handled by the alternatives system?

Alternatives are only suitable when the programs provide essentially the
same or similar functions. They aren't suitable for programs that have
completely different functions but whose names happen to clash.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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