[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#503367: Bug#503367: Bug#503367: Bug#503367: plink: file conflict with putty-tools
luca at pca.it
Tue Oct 28 12:07:09 UTC 2008
Disclaimer: I'm a biologist  and I performed genome-wide analyses.
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:00:02 +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> Steffen Möller schrieb am Dienstag, dem 28. Oktober 2008:
>> To summarise things up: the renaming of the executable of plink to
>> snplink renders the plink package inferior to a manual installation of
>> plink under the proper name.
From a *very* quick read of the plink webpage , I understand that
plink mainly deals with SNPs . Thus I don't see the rename as
something inferior, on the contrary it helps better understanding what
the binary does .
>> What I'll do now unless I hear some objections that I am mentally
>> prepared to follow: I'll prepare the new version, add the conflict to
>> debian/control to close 503367 (won't fix) and herewith truly
>> apologize for all these emails.
> The packages provide different functionality. They should therefore not
> Tho I think that putty being the more senior one should have the right
> of the name and not be forced to rename its binaries.
Fully ACK, on both sentences.
FWIW, according to , plink has been included in PuTTY since version
beta 0.50 (released 2000/10/16). The oldest Debian version I could find
is 0.57-1 (2005/03/13), which already contains /usr/bin/plink.
Gismo / Luca
 I agree that for someone not in genetics this is not true
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