Re: Bug#679547: ITP: ben -- toolbox for Debian maintainers
Le Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 07:21:21PM +0200, Mehdi Dogguy a écrit :
> This is a collection of useful tools that Debian maintainers can use
> to make their packaging work easier. They all work with regular
> Debian package list files, and should be useful for Debian
> derivatives as well. This package ships a single executable, "ben",
> with the following subcommands:
this looks very interesting, but I worry about future name conflicts with the
- More than one project is likely to be intested for taking /usr/bin/ben
as a program name.
- Since Debian's ben is Debian-specific, it will not be noticed by projects
aiming at a wider audience.
- If such a project comes to existence and becomes popular, we will have
another name conflict à la node.js.
An alterative scenario is that another project of narrow audience picks ben,
which will cause a conflict of lesser importance as it will be solved on the
usual first-arrived-first-served basis. But the key point is that if we do not
aim at hundred thousands users for a tool, I think that we should avoid
Have a nice week-end,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan