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Re: Bug#851306: ITP: freebayes -- Bayesian haplotype-based polymorphism discovery and genotyping

On Monday, January 16, 2017 05:37:45 PM Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:44:45AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > I think the package name should indicate the field for which it is
> > > meant (freebayes-genetic-variance),
> > 
> > At least its good to know that ftpmaster is reading here to not accept
> > previously uploaded package wis unchanged name. ;-)
> > 
> > I'm fine with changing that one and will ask on Debian Med name whether
> > above suggestion sounds good.
> When discussing the issue with a Debian Med sprint member I've got other
> good reasons to even keep the package name despite the fact that its
> quite generic.  When looking outside the Debian box other distributions
> might package the same software at best under the original name since
> they are not that picky about generic names and at worst under different
> names which would add more confusion than a less generic name might
> avoid.
> Furthermore there is some effort called bio.tools[1] (members of this
> effort regularly joining Debian Med sprints) who are very keen on all
> the metadata that are assembled with Debian packages and can be easily
> fetched from UDD.  They consider taking the Debian Source package name
> as a key in their database.  While I'm personally not convinced that
> this is the best idea we probably should not artificially diverge from
> names that would be expceted by potential consumers of our data.
> Finally when doing a websearch for freebayes the said project is the
> first hit which might be a further arguent to stick to the name that was
> choosen by upstream.

OK.  Would you at least discuss it with upstream?

Scott K

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