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Re: Updating the policy for conflicting binaries names ? [was: Re: Re: New package netgen-lvs with binary /usr/bin/netgen - already taken]




On Wed, 2018-09-12 at 22:34 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2018 at 08:18:10PM +0200, Sylvestre Ledru wrote:
> > ...
> > For example, in the Rust team, we have been discussing about
> > packaging fd (a find alternative developed using rust [1]).
> > We are planning to install it in /usr/bin/fd .. but this conflicts
> > with something completely different, fdclone a clone
> > of fd, a MS-DOS file browser...
> > While this is probably fun, with a declining popcon (104 today),
> > and no upstream release since 2013,
> 
> This is fake news.
> 
> The latest upstream release was one month ago.

Leaving aside the issues with wording, as I think others have covered
that sufficiently already, Sylvestre's was a relatively simple mistake
to make.

Googling for "fdclone" leads one to https://github.com/knu/FDclone as
the first hit (at least it does for me), which indeed says "Latest
commit 460e591 on 7 Jun 2013".

Regards,

Adam