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

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Fri Jan 7 11:32:32 UTC 2011

reopen 608655

On Wed, Jan  5, 2011 at 20:32:32 -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

> Hello,
> Apologies for the oversight when renaming these binaries for the last
> upload.
> I think the scotch user base will expect the standard name of the gbase
> binary.  So there are a couple of options: conflict with gbase, or
> use /etc/alternatives.
Neither of these are options.  Alternatives work for executables with
the same functionality (and at least somewhat compatible command line
options), which doesn't seem to be the case here.  Conflicts aren't
allowed by policy for conflicting executable names.  You need to rename
the files.

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