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Re: New package, name recycling




On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 16:59:58 +0200, W. Martin Borgert wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> just to be sure, that this is not a problem:
> 
> There used to be a package "dino" in Debian until jessie.  Upstream
> development dried up years ago and dino became extinct.
> 
> Recently, a new "dino" appeared on the surface of earth, which is a
> completely different program. Like git vs git or node vs node, but
> with only one contender.
> 
> I would package the new dino under this name, because I don't think
> there is a conflict.
> 
> Any objections?
> 
I think reusing package names for a different purpose is very bad, in
almost all cases.  Pretty sure including this one.

Cheers,
Julien