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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 Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 01:14:10PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Steffen Möller writes ("Re: Updating the policy for conflicting binaries names ? [was: Re: Re: New package netgen-lvs with binary /usr/bin/netgen - already taken]"):
> > If someone
> > happens to be in two such communities then Debian makes it easy enough
> > for everyone to just install a package quickly when this is needed and
> > to then deinstall it when that tool's execution's purpose is done.
> 
> So if I want package X on a porterbox, and another Debian porter wants
> package Y, and they conflict because of poorly chosen command names,
> the two of us should coordinate so that we can send a suitable series
> of each-other-reverting updates to the DSA ansible repo and thereby
> arrange to both do our work, albeit interleaved rather than
> simultaneously ?

I don't disagree with you in general, but this is a bad example since
the way you work on porterboxes these days is to run a thing that gives
you your own schroot instance (https://dsa.debian.org/doc/schroot).

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Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]