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Re: dput-ng/1.1 in unstable

On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 10:01 -0500, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>   * We deliberately do not support some rare dput configuration settings
>     by design choice. In particular, dinstall post-upload support, and
>     rsync based uploads (which eventually is a special treatment of SCP
>     uploads in dput traditional)
> You may apt-get install dput-ng and use it as a drop-in replacement to
> the older dput package. It will provide the same executables and replace
> dput. It is not possible by choice to use both tools in parallel. The
> command line interface emulates the old interface for dput. The dcut
> command line interface is not call compatible, but provides more
> features and (we claim) an easier to use interface.

This seems tasteless.  It's a 'drop-in replacement' that hijacks all the
existing package's names, but actually it's deliberately incompatible?

Is it that hard to think of a new name?


Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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