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Re: New lintian warning: mailing-list-obsolete-in-debian-infrastructure Debian Med Packaging Team <debian-med-packaging@lists.alioth.debian.org>



Le Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:52:22AM +0200, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> 
>    https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/resfinder/
> 
> Both versions *.pl and *.py remain in source and it took me a long
> time to get an answer from upstream / our users what is really used
> and what should be packaged.  See also README.Debian.

Hi Andreas,

thanks a lot for this interesting example.

I think that it supports my point of view, because the resfinder.pl and
resfinder.py are not drop-in replacements for each other.  In
particular, they do not support the same set of command-line arguments.
In that sense, the Python version looks like a version 2 of the Perl
command, without full backwards compatibility.

Let's imagine now that we would have renamed `resfinder.pl` to just
`resfinder` and that on a package upgrade, we would replace it by
a renamed `resfinder.py`.  We would just break our users scripts.

Have a nice day,

Charles

-- 
Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-med
Akano, Uruma, Okinawa, Japan


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