Bug#380023: gamin: Please remove the conflict with fam

Christopher Cashell topher at zyp.org
Thu Jul 27 16:24:50 UTC 2006

At Thu, 27 Jul 06, Unidentified Flying Banana Lo?c Minier, said:
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2006, Christopher Cashell wrote:
> > Is there a reson this conflicts with fam?  Other than that they provide
> > similar services?
> > 
> > I'm trying to some testing with both of them, to determine which one
> > will provide what I need better, and it's a pain in the butt when
> > installing gamin forces me to remove fam.
>  From
>  <http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_contents.pl?searchmode=filelist&word=libgamin0&version=unstable&arch=i386>:
>  usr/lib/libfam.so.0   libs/libfam0,libs/libgamin0
>  I'm closing your bug.

I don't see how that invalidates the bug (please remove conflict with
fam) so much as just changes the meaning behind it to "please fix
package to play nice with other packages providing same-named

>  Next time you have a *question*, ask it on a list, such as
>  debian-gtk-gnome at .

The question was there to support the bug and provide my reason for
requesting the (wishlist) change.  Especially if the library is
ABI-compatible with fam's library (according to e-mail from Josselin
Mouette), it seems silly that the package isn't tweaked to use the
other so they can co-exist.

Either way, according to Josselin this package is no longer maintained,
and that, coupled with this bug experience, have led me to believe that
I am better off without this package.

>    Bye,
> -- 
> Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

| Christopher
| Here I stand.  I can do no other.              |

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