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Re: Bug#657644: wcstools and emboss: error when trying to install together

Hi Ole,

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 06:41:36PM +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> Here is a list of files that are known to be shared by both packages
> (according to the Contents file for sid/amd64, which may be
> slightly out of sync):
>   /usr/bin/remap
> This bug has been filed against both packages. If you, the maintainers of
> the two packages in question, have agreed on which of the packages will
> resolve the problem please reassign the bug to that package. You may then
> also register in the BTS that the other package is affected by the bug.

Usually we do handle this by a first come, first served policy and
according to this in a new package like wcstools the binary should be
renamed (and properly documented to inform the users about this change).

I'd suggest smething like wgs-remap or alternatively you can provide a
/usr/lib/wgstools/remap and ask users to set their PATH accordingly to
not break existing scripts or things like this.

Do you know anything which is against this plan?

Kind regards



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