Bug#647782: dvb-apps: /usr/bin/scan - program name conflicts with nmh's /usr/bin/mh/scan

Robert Waldner waldner+bug at waldner.priv.at
Sun Nov 6 10:44:31 UTC 2011

Package: dvb-apps
Version: 1.1.1+rev1355-1
Severity: normal


there's a slight problem for nmh-users (and thus also for users of exmh,
which builds on the nmh tools) with the binary name, as nmh brings
/usr/bin/mh/scan, and users are expected to put /usr/bin/mh in their
$PATH to use nmh. Obviously, only /usr/bin _or_ /usr/bin/mh can be first
in $PATH, and one package gets a usability problem in the process.

As nmh has been around for a loooong time, and this has the potential
for problems with another package, exmh, I'm filing this against

(Found when exmh suddenly stopped working properly after installing

Kind regards,
Robert Waldner

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-bpo.2-686-pae (SMP w/6 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_AT at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages dvb-apps depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-10  Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  makedev                       2.3.1-89   creates device files in /dev
ii  udev                          164-3      /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

dvb-apps recommends no packages.

dvb-apps suggests no packages.

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