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Re: Many executables across Debian's archives share basenames




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On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 06:06:33PM +0400, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On 06/10/17 17:24, Stefan Monnier wrote:

[...]

> We can also add the prefix im- to each executable.
> For instance, the tools coming with the nauty package are prefixed with nauty-
> to avoid name collision.

Yes, but all this schemes would kill existing scripts (that's why I mentioned
pitchforks ;-)

Stefan's approach would have at least the advantage that one could skirt the
problem by augmenting $PATH (unless the scripts call the ImageMagick binaries
with full path).

I don't think a distro would want to do that. I'd think these horses left
the barn long time ago.

Cheers
- -- tomás
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