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Re: .py suffixed scripts to /usr/bin/

On Fri, 01 Nov 2013, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I recommend if possible to keep the original upstream name if it has a suffix.
> Not doing so means that Debian becomes incompatible with other systems and with
> the existing documentation.
> > So the question is -- is there any other possible resolution I do not
> > see here besides just keeping .py suffixes and providing a lintian
> > override?
> The solution is to the change Policy :)
> See http://bugs.debian.org/190753 for more discussion.

yeap -- for projects with sufficient legacy stripping the extensions is
hurting more than providing benefits which are pretty much
hypothetical, since extensions are pretty much unused, and in majority
of such cases would never go out of sync with underlying implementation

Well -- after all policy uses "should" and not "must", so indeed
extensionless scripts should be encouraged but do not have to be
strictly enforced.

In this case the project is young enough to not impair too many users by
switching the cmdline interface as they are keen on keeping Debian folks
refactor commands/scripts to expose only one named mne

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