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Re: Bug#753704: Aw: Re: Bug#753704: ITP: amap -- Next-generation scanning tool for pentesters

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:48 AM, costamagnagianfranco@yahoo.it
<costamagnagianfranco@yahoo.it> wrote:
> Hi Steffen and all,
> today while talking with a backbox project administrator I discovered that popular tools such as openvas directly calls the amap binary.
> I never talked with them, but I don't think it is feasible to ask to every security tool provider to patch their code for the only debian benefit.
> I think I'm then changing again my opinion: the conflict field might be the only proper way to be sure such popular tools (not packaged in debian and some of them not even free) continue to work.
> Is this one a good reason for a conflict?

Again, according to Policy 10.1, as well as precedent that was
established by the CTTE decision regarding the namespace collision
between ax25-node vs. nodejs, no, it isn't; your argument is no
different from that of the nodejs maintainers, arguing that
/usr/bin/node should be taken over by nodejs simply because it's
already widely used by the nodejs community.

If you feel strongly enough about this issue, I'd suggest filing a bug
against debian-policy, going through the process and gathering
consensus to change 10.1 (e.g. perhaps by weakening it to a "should"
instead of a "must", or by proposing a carefully-worded exception to
existing policy).


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