Bug 644138: kcc and heimdal-client both install /usr/bin/kcc
These packages do not remotely have the same functionality:
kcc: Kanji code filter
heimdal-clients: Heimdal Kerberos - clients
kcc appears to have shipped /usr/bin/kcc approximately since 1997.
heimdal-clients introduced /usr/bin/kcc in September 2011 and #644138
was filed shortly thereafter.
The bug was closed by upload:
* Add conflicts with kcc to heimdal-clients. Closes: #644138
and reopened the next day as "not an appropriate use of Conflicts". Quoting
Two different packages must not install programs with different
functionality but with the same filenames. (The case of two programs
having the same functionality but different implementations is handled
via "alternatives" or the "Conflicts" mechanism. See Section 3.9,
`Maintainer Scripts' and Section 7.4, `Conflicting binary packages -
`Conflicts'' respectively.) If this case happens, one of the programs
must be renamed. The maintainers should report this to the
`debian-devel' mailing list and try to find a consensus about which
program will have to be renamed. If a consensus cannot be reached,
_both_ programs must be renamed.
It has now been five months without either maintainer raising this.