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Re: RFS: parallel

George Zarkadas wrote:
> -- In addition, the "alternatives" mechanism does not force any user to
> make any changes to his/her scripts (as a choice to rename one of the
> binaries would for the respective user group); they just set their
> preference and use their scripts as before.

There are already packages in debian (well, in incoming) that use the
moreutils parallel and would be broken by this other package being
installed, unless its alternatives were lower priority. 

Anyhway, alternatives are not a viable solution to a problem of two
incompatable command-line utilities with the same name.

see shy jo

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