Re: Conflict over /usr/bin/dune
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Stéphane Glondu writes ("Conflict over /usr/bin/dune"):
> The "dune" package (of which I am the maintainer) is a popular build
> system for OCaml projects. It is pretty recent, has strong upstream
> support, and more and more projects are switching to it, which is a
> reason to have it in Debian.
> It was previously named jbuilder, but has been renamed due to a conflict
> with another software. Upstream is reluctant to rename it again.
This seems quite a striking pair of errors. `jbuilder' ? What were
they thinking ? I know language-specific communities can be a bit
insular but `jbuilder' is obviously absurd for an ocaml build tool.
And then having got into that pickle, what on earth possessed them to
pick the name `dune' ? Did they learn at all from their mistake and
think about this at all ? Do even the briefest of checks ? Even if
they couldn't be bothered to do a Debian file search,
Under the circumstances it seems obvious that, at the very least, the
ocaml build tool should not be allowed the name /usr/bin/dune.
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