Bug#608655: scotch and gbase: error when trying to install together

Marcos Marado mindboosternoori at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 20:16:49 UTC 2011

Hi there,

The problem is in scotch, that changed all the binary names from 
scotch_$binary to just $binary (see [1]).

The "gbase" in scotch is completely different than the one from the gbase 
package. My first idea would be to just revert the gbase name change on 
scotch, but looking at gbase on debian... It hasn't been updated, upstream 
didn't release anything since 2007 and is now 404'd. No package depends on 
it. Popcon shows[2] only 74 people having it.

Shouldn't we just drom gbase from Debian, and add a Conflicts just to make 
sure machines where gbase is already installed don't suffer from this?

[2] http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=gbase

Marcos Marado

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