[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#503367: Again: Bug#503367: plink: file conflict with putty-tools
tillea at rki.de
Thu Apr 2 09:26:58 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Daniel Leidert wrote:
>> Two questions are left on my side:
>> 1. On the one hand plink upstream claimed on their website that
>> Debian *has* renamed plink to snplink (which is not really true
>> because the discussion ended without any real action). But Gentoo
>> went the same road to "follow" Debian.
>> So there is one established way which is accepted upstream to
>> handle this problem.
>> On the other hand there is this other biological project which
>> has a snplink as well. While chances are not really high
>> that this software will also be packaged - you can not know.
> What about using /usr/bin/PLINK? I can't find a requirement in the
> policy to use lowercase characters for a binary/script. Maybe I missed
A Plink was discussed and refused  and finally *any* rename has the
same problem - it breaks existing scripts. I personally would not have
a problem to use any case variation.
> Well, a NEWS entry is mandatory in this situation. I would further
> suggest to put this information into the package description too and
> of course leave an entry in README.Debian.
I'll do so.
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