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


On Sat 08 Sep 2018 at 07:31PM +0200, Ruben Undheim wrote:

> Yes, you are right, when I read it again. What I have been "reading" before is.
>  "Two different packages must not install programs with different functionality
>  but with the same filenames if they do not declare that they "Conflict:" with
>  each other."
> But it doesn't say that..
> So this means there is no way to provide the upstream executable name without
> violating the policy? :( - even when using "Conflict:" wisely.

Yes -- the point is to have a single namespace.

As David mentioned, you should get in touch with the maintainers of the
other package; it's likely you can come to some agreement.

Sean Whitton

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