Re: Bug#663182: Possible solution
I'd like to bring few more arguments to consideration.
I forgot to CC to David Paleino when I posted my idea of wrapper script so I
wrote to him and he replied with another good argument:
> I think that, while the wrapper script is a good technical solution, it'll
> vastly reduce the usefulness of the package, and it will diverge it from
> what upstream distributes. This way we introduce a delta between Debian
> (and its derivatives) and all other *nix distributions with that package.
> We can consider this important or not, but we should take it into
> consideration IMVHO.
I also have an argument of my own: according to popcon libmysql-diff-perl
have only about 10 users.
Because mysql-utilities in mysql-workbench Recommends, I estimate its number
of users will be 10...100 times greater. (at the moment mysql-workbench is
waiting for ftp-masters approval)
When number of users may appears to be unrelated, I think it makes David's
argument above stronger.
Therefore on second thought I came to think that David's suggestion makes a
lot more sense.