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Re: Duplicate file names? (was Re: RFS: ifstat (updated package))

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 07:30:41PM -0400, Robert James Clay wrote:
> Would I be correct in thinking that it is a bug for files of the
> same name to come from different packages? I ask because there is
> another "ifstat" file in Debian; it's from the ifcico package &
> gets installed in a different directory. There is also an issue
> with the man page; I was thinking of doing a man page for the
> ifcico ifstat program (there doesn't seem to be one) but the other
> ifstat does install one...

The ifstat package provides /usr/bin/ifstat and the ifcico package
provides /usr/lib/ifmail/ifstat so I wouldn't expect a conflict
there (as long as anything needing the executable from ifcico has
that path hard-coded or pre-empting /usr/bin as necessary). The
manpage for the former is in section 1 and the manpage for the
latter would go in section 8 if consistent with the manpages for the
other stuff in /usr/lib/ifmail, so again no conflict (though users
with both installed will need to specify 'man 8 ifstat' to see the
one from ifcico).
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