[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#503367: Bug#503367: plink: file conflict with putty-tools
mteodor at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 15:07:11 UTC 2008
On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Charles Plessy <plessy at debian.org> wrote:
> Since Plink is younger than Putty, I think that the burden of the
> renaming is for us (the Debian Med packaging team). I plan to rename
> /usr/bin/plink to /usr/bin/Plink, that would be a symbolic link to
> /usr/lib/plink/plink so that with an appropriate PATH, users can rescue
> their scripts.
This *upercase first letter* thinghy is no annoying and ugly ..
> But before doing so, I would like to ask the readers of debian-devel:
> - if it is not a bad idea to have to programs whose name only differs by
> case (do we support file systems à la Macintosh?),
> - if they have a better idea in general.
IMO a simple "Conflicts: putty-tools" is enough. If they provide the
same functionality than an "alternative" is better than conflicting
with each other.
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