[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#262990: docbook2X: Command name conflict between docbook-utils and docbook2x packages

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Wed Sep 24 22:17:24 UTC 2008

For the record: Peter Volkov by Gentoo sent me the information, that all
(or many) Linux distributions rename the commands. To cite him:

> [..]
> AltLinux: --program-transform-name='s/docbook2/db2x_docbook2/'
> Redhat EL, Fedore: --program-transform-name='s/docbook2/db2x_docbook2/'
> Debian: --program-transform-name="s/^docbook2/docbook2x-/"
> OpenSuse: just moves files to docbook-to-man and docbook-to-texi
> Mandriva: does nothing
> Gentoo: --program-transform-name='s,\(docbook2.*\),\1.pl,'
> [..]

We are discussing a unique renaming scheme and maybe we can solve this
upstream. But the upstream author does not answer atm.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience the name conflict and the Debian
solution caused/causes. <afaik>The real problem was caused by
docbook-utils, which forked the scripts, but did not rename them.
However, docbook-utils is a dead project. So there is almost no chance
to get this fixed in docbook-utils and the rename has to be done in

Regards, Daniel

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