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Re: RFC: Policy 10.1 and appropriateness of package conflicts

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 03:38:39PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> So the only purpose of "fsl" is to provide these namespace-eating
> convenience symlinks ?  If so I'm not sure that this is a good purpose
> for a a package.

wouter@celtic:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 jun  6 07:23 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.4
wouter@celtic:~$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/gcc
gcc: /usr/bin/gcc
wouter@celtic:~$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/gcc-4.1
gcc-4.1: /usr/bin/gcc-4.1

How is that any different?

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