[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#503367: Again: Bug#503367: plink: file conflict with putty-tools

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Fri Apr 3 17:04:46 UTC 2009


Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Andreas Tille wrote:
>> in October last year there was a longish discussion about name space
>> pollution regarding plink.  If you like to spend some time you should
>> read the complete log of #503367 [1].
>> I decided to put an end now on this issue to make sure it will
>> not remain as is for ever and renamed the entry in /usr/bin.
>> This is explained in README.Debian of this package (see svn[2]).

we should ask the technical committee to rule over it. And maybe this
needs some voting in the end.

I personally think that we should not rename it. And putty's plink should not be renamed
either. The two are in a technical conflict, though with little practical consequences. To
me, this situation is preferable over the renaning of the binary of either.

Please keep in mind that we don't need to package everything. (sn)plink can just be
removed from the archive. Or could it move to non-free since it does not adhere to
Debian's principles? I need to reread the policy here.

Best regards,


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