Bug#18062: B not executable
On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Raul Miller wrote:
> Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 10 Feb 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> > > Package: sam
> > > Version: 4.3-1.1
> > >
> > > /usr/bin/B is not executable (and also needs a man page).
> > BTW, what does `B' stand for? I'd consider this as namespace-pollution.
> B is the command which adds files to an existing sam session. [Or, in
> the debian version, creates such a session if there is not one already.]
> [sam is basically an immensly powerful version of ed.]
> B works the same both inside and outside of sam. If you want to change
> it, you should probably address re-building sam's command language
> (which also happens to be the language used to communicate between
> the X interface and the editor).
> Of course, if a higher-priority package requires the B command, then
> we'll have to do something about the issue. However, note that sam is
> the standard editor of the plan 9 operating system, so it's unlikely
> that gratuitous debian changes will be accepted by the upstream author.
I'll start a discussion on debian-policy about how we should treat such
cases. If we have a decision, I'll contact you again. Until then, you
could keep the `B' filename.
-- _,, Christian Schwarz
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