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

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Mon Jan 3 21:48:45 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 08:16:49PM +0000, Marcos Marado wrote:
> 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?
> [1] 
> http://git.debian.org/?p=debian-science/packages/scotch.git;a=commitdiff;h=00d7dad1884e5db6bd6995cb9e5c21c76c989705
> [2] http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=gbase

I'm not impressed with this kind of a reasoning, when
http://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=scotch indicates an analogous
number of users (109).

Frankly, I think it's pretty rude of you to show such blatant disrespect for
the existing gbase user base, no matter what its size.

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