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Re: New package netgen-lvs with binary /usr/bin/netgen - already taken

On 9/7/18 10:10 PM, Ruben Undheim wrote:
> 3. The netgen-lvs-base binary package comes with all the (main) files for
>    netgen-lvs. The executable will be called /usr/bin/netgen-lvs
>    It will NOT conflict with "netgen".
> 4. the netgen-lvs source package will be patched such that it works with the
>    executable called /usr/bin/netgen-lvs (there are some tcl scripts and python
>    scripts)

stupid idea:

do these scripts (and other consumers of the netgen binaries) actually
use the fully qualified "/usr/bin/netgen" or just an unqualified "netgen"?

if the latter, you might just put the unchanged names into something
like /usr/share/netgen/bin/ and tell users to add to that to their PATH
when running their scripts.
that provides a simple compat layer for out-of-distro scripts.
rdeps in Debian should be patched to use debianized script-names.


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