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Re: Conflicts in Rawhide i386 (part 2)



Upstream said the name should probably be changed and that they have
done so in the past with previous binaries in the package. While that
isn't a solid commitment to doing it in the next version, I would say
it's probably good enough to change it, which I'm going to do now.

- Alan

2008/8/4 Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com>:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 10:36:34PM +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>>>
>>> coq-8.1pl3-2.fc10.i386
>>>  File conflict with: coda-client-6.9.4-0.1.rc2.fc10.i386
>>>     /usr/bin/parser
>>
>> Hmmm, I thought that was going to happen.
>>
>>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=450323#c16
>>
>> Down at the bottom of that comment I said:
>>
>>  BTW having a binary called /usr/bin/parser is probably a bad idea.
>>  How do Debian package this file?  They usually rename such generic
>>  names ('coqparser' or the like).  If Debian rename it, then we should
>>  do so too.
>>
>> We checked Debian, and in fact they ship this as /usr/bin/parser too,
>> which is why we left it.
>>
>> Not sure what is the best thing to do here:
>>
>> (1) Rename it and thus be inconsistent with both upstream & Debian.
>>
>> (2) Rename Coda's "parser" (breaking things?)
>>
> We should definitely rename one or both /usr/bin/parser's.  The steps should
> be something like this:
>
> 1) Contact upstream and ask if they are amenable to renaming the binary in
> their next release.  Then try to rename our binary now.
>
> 2) If upstream isn't willing to, see if we can at least get the blessing to
> do it locally with a given name.
>
> 3) Check with other distros (Maybe Debian now but discuss on
> distributions-list freedesktop org about keeping a distro-wide list) if
> they've seen the problem/would be willing to rename their binaries.
>
> 4) Do the rename locally.
>
> -Toshio
>
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