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Bug#141183: elm-me+: Please use alternatives for /usr/bin/frm

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 11:37:54AM +0200, Matej Vela wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 12:01:43PM -0500, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > Package: elm-me+
> > Version: N/A; reported 2002-04-04
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > Please consider using an alternative for frm.  Bug #139762, and
> > #116374 are requests for mailutils to divert this file, but I'd rather
> > use alternatives if you agree.
> Sure (sorry about the delay -- the package is orphaned).  We'll also need
> to use alternatives for /usr/bin/messages and /usr/bin/readmsg.  Since
> elm-me+ is the original implementation, and more popular according to
> <http://people.debian.org/~apenwarr/popcon/>, how about priority 30 for
> elm-me+ and 20 for mailutils?

Well, how about it?  Status quo is no good:

  # dpkg -i mailutils_20020904-2_i386.deb
  Selecting previously deselected package mailutils.
  (Reading database ... 41952 files and directories currently installed.)
  Unpacking mailutils (from mailutils_20020904-2_i386.deb) ...
  Adding `diversion of /usr/bin/frm to /usr/bin/frm.elm-me+ by mailutils'
  dpkg: error processing mailutils_20020904-2_i386.deb (--install):
   trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/messages', which is also in package elm-me+
  dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
  Errors were encountered while processing:



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