Re: New package, name recycling
- Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:32:02 +0200
- From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: New package, name recycling
On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 16:59:58 +0200, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> 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.