Bug#389163: How to handle filename conflict "aleph" (Packages aleph, tetex-bin, texlive-bin)?
Frank Küster wrote:
> severity 389163 serious
> Dear release team,
> I just noticed
> ,---- Etch RC policy:
> | Packages must not install programs in the default PATH with
> | different functionality with the same file name, even if they
> | Conflict:.
> We've got a problem here, since all three packages are in testing,
> provide /usr/bin/aleph, and conflict with each other (or rather, the
> *tex* packages conflict with aleph).
> The right solution to this would be to package the "new upstream version"
> of aleph, which changes the name to afnix. However, the aleph package
> has been orphaned (#374120), and the ITP afnix has not yet yielded a
> package. I wouldn't want to rely on that for etch (although this is the
> first time I contact Paul about this, so I might be wrong).
> If there'll be no afnix package in etch, the only other solution to this
> problem seems to be to remove aleph from testing - any NMUing won't make
> sense without doing the actual work of packaging afnix.
> To me it seems as if the current situation is better than having no
> aleph/afnix at all. However, it violates the release policy.
> What should we do?
> Regards, Frank
Thanks for your email. Just to confirm - I have only just started to
package AFNIX, so it might be some time before it is ready.