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Re: node-like file conflicts

* Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org>, 2012-09-21, 17:42:
The following package pairs:
1) are co-installable,
2) both ship binaries with the same name, but in different directories within $PATH (e.g. one in /usr/bin, another in /usr/sbin):

There's a few more if you take alternatives into account:

boom: alliance prboom
lft: lft traceroute
tf: tf tf5
vi: elvis-tiny vim (+ a bunch of other vi clones)

(The format is: "<binary>: <package-with-real-file> <package-with-alternative>".)

In case someone wants to do more research about (mis)use of alternatives, here's a list of all alternatives created by Debian packages (in the same format at Contents-* files, which can be found on your favourite mirror and are used by apt-file):

The file was generated by this script:
(with some manual additions for packages that weren't installable).

Jakub Wilk

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